In 1899, Franz Mikulus settled in San Floriano Del Collio, a town in the Italian Friuli region, 500 metres from the Slovenian border.
He broke the rules by laying the foundations of what was to become modern Friulian viticulture: exclusively manual harvesting, long macerations in old oak barrels, indigenous yeasts, no temperature control, minimum maceration of three months with maturation in 35 hectolitre tuns.
By choice, he cultivated exclusively Ribolla Gialla, the indigenous grape variety par excellence, to which were added in 1948 the ever-local varieties of Merlot, Tocai and Pinot Grigio, on the decision of his daughter Sofia, who married Edoardo Radikon, leading the estate on a new rise.
Their son, Stanko Radikon, along with Josko Gravner and Dario Princic, would become a pillar of Italian orange wines recognized worldwide, having succeeded in combining respect for tradition with innovative contemporary methods.
Wishing to broaden the vision of his parents, while maintaining above all the value of the terroir, Sasa Radikon developed the century-old vineyard by adding the Chardonnay and Pignoli varieties, on the steep slopes of the Isonzo river with soils of marl, sandstone and marine fossils.
With a view to optimal tasting and conservation, Sasa Radikon retains, like its predecessors, the 50 centilitre and 1 litre formats, for a ratio of pleasure/drinkability as well as oxygenation/ageing quality.