2017 Dario Princic Jakot

Friuli, Italy

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




About the Wine

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.

About Dario Princic

Dario Princic, alongside his contemporaries Stanko Radikon and Josko Gravner, has helped redefine white winemaking in a modern context, with his exploration of skin contact wines. His Friulian releases are deeply concentrated and head-spinningly nuanced. And they are hunted by enthusiasts the world over.

His hillside winery and home is under a mile from the Slovenian border near the town of Gorizia. He farms Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, all without any chemicals in the vineyards since 1988.

Dario Princic
Dario Princic
Friuili, Italy
Additional Info

From the Importer

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.

Blend : Friulano (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Dario in his cellar
Dario in his cellar
Friuli, Italy

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