Radikon Slatnik Chardonnay, Tokai Friuliano 2018
Do you even like metal if you’ve never listened to Slayer? This is the first port of call for any self-respecting fan of natural wine, and for good reason. Radikon helped kick-start a whole movement, with these unrelenting, extremely intricate, and bold flavoured wines.
The Slatnik is the best entry point, it is the ‘Reign in Blood’ equivalent, the crossover hit. Wild stuff going on, but also so drinkable, lemon tea, spicy grapefruit peel, and chalky, firm tannins.