2016 Dario Princic Ribolla Gialla

Friuli, Italy

One of the world's great orange wines. "A full and amazing experience." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)




About The Wine

This rare bird comes from one of the great masters of skin-contact winemaking from the heartland of the wine style, Friuli.

Dario Princic, alongside his contemporaries Stanko Radikon and Josko Gravner, has helped redefine this ancient winemaking method in a modern context. His wines are deeply concentrated and head-spinningly nuanced. And they are hunted by enthusiasts the world over.

This is a compelling and complex amber wine that sits right in the top echelon of the skin contact category.

Ribolla Gialla, 35 days on skins, wild fermentation and nothing added save the barest hint of sulphur. It's minimal influence winemaking yielding maximum impact.

Bottles are extremely limited. Don't miss out.

Additional Info

From The Importer

Located in the Collio area, on marly and sandstone-rich soils. Yield is 40 hectoliter per hectare. Spontaneous fermentation in open wooden vats, with 35 days of maceration on the skins. Very little addition of sulfur dioxide. Ribolla Gialla by Dario Princic is an emblematic and exciting orange wine, which outlines the essence of the Collio denomination.

Blend : Ribolla Gialla (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Dario in his cellar
Dario in his cellar
Friuli, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Incredible wine. Complex, savoury, detailed, rich yet refreshing. Powerful tannin shaping the wine. Full of stone and citrus fruit, mineral, savoury character, but always bright in its way, despite the dry-tea-like chalkiness, ashy-earthy notes and mix of herbal, botanical and savoury influences. An incredible energy to the wine, and evolves in glass, unfurling more detail with time and as it comes to room temperature. A full and amazing experience." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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