2017 Dario Princic Jakot

A rich, complex and elegant Friulano with some "skinsy" character.

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The practice of allowing the skins of white grapes to macerate with the juice for days or months has become increasingly popular over the last few decades. Just as the skins of red grapes will impart more flavour, colour and texture into red wine, so too do white grapes, particularly with varieties such as Friulano (which is the proper name for "Jakot", itself a sly nod to its old name, Tokaj/Tocai Friulano), which has a high phenolic content.

The Dario Princic Jakot macerated on its skins for 20 days, resulting in a orange-tinged wine with texture, beautiful flavours of herbs and dried fruits, and a persistent length. Lovely wine.

Spontaneous fermentation in open wooden vats with maceration on the skins for 20 days. Aging in big barrels for 30 months, in steel for 3 months. Dario Princic's company is located on the hills of Oslavia, a small town on the outskirts of Gorizia, famous for its white wines that are vinified with long maceration on the skins, wines that are produced according to the ancient traditions of the area. Dario immediately became a reference point for the production of orange wines, a name given to these wines that take on an orange color. It has about 8 hectares of vineyards located on limestone-clay soils called Ponka. A complex wine with dried fruit and medicinal herbs, with long-lasting length.

Region: Friuli, Italy
Blend: Friulano (100%)
ABV: 13%
Closure: 750ml
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