Grapes: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Tokaj Friulano
Soil Composition: Shale, Clay
Farming: Organic (not certified)
Age of vines: 30 years old on average
Fun facts: Slatnik is named after a nearby village. It is part of the "S" line from Radikon, which sees shorter macerations, is lightly sulfured at bottling and released in standard 750ml bottles.
Appellation: Venezia Giulia IGT
Winemaking: The grapes are destemmed, crushed and co-fermented with natural yeasts in oak vats with no temperature control and no sulfur. Maceration lasts for 10-14 days (versus three months for the flagship wines). After a gentle pressing, the wine is put in 6000L Friuli-made French oak botti for a year on its lees. It is bottled with a tiny amount of sulfur without filtration and then aged in bottle for a year before release.