Hard to find this one; my brother in Oregon snagged a bottle. Dedicated to Stanko Radikon and his son Sasa, who pioneered the extended skin contact production of “orange wines”. This is a red wine made with 100% Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio). Purple red, yet very good clarity; reminds me of the look of cranberry juice, but a tad darker in hue. Spice, leather and cherry-prune notes in nose. Fruit leather, prune flavors, initially, moderate fine-grained skin tannin astringency, a floral-prune aftertaste that is most like a traditional Pinot Gris white wine. Later, vegetal (black olive?) flavors emerge. Mind-blowingly different. Took me a while to decide how much I liked it. I never anticipated an orange wine could be pushed to this extreme, especially with this varietal - boom! After 90 minutes, tannins smooth out and you get a soft fruity light red with subtle flavors. Fresh, complex, well-made and conceived — 2 years ago
Strong Acid — 3 years ago
Nice bottle from my home country! — 5 years ago
Just what the doctor ordered. Loved the slight reduction that came with each refill pour and seeing this wine transform in the glass & on the palette. This 2014 + Roulot power punch just further confirms that white wine rules the school.
@Luke Stanko dramatically different from 2010 Aligote opened Tuesday. A total 180 flip from the oxidation we tasted there — 4 years ago