2019 Vino Intrepido Straight Jakot Friulano

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Generous and textured Mornington Peninsula white, made from some rare plantings of Friulano.


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About The Wine

Friulano is a thick-skinned white variety that has its home in the far north-east of Italy, and very few homes in Australia!

Mornington Peninsula has one of the few Friulano plantings, and James Scarcebrook at Vino Intrepido got his hands on some to produce a lovely white that is a textured but not skinsy, generous but not overripe.

Full of plus nectarine, apricot, and some bitter orange peel characters, with some light nutty elements from a short time spent in old oak.

About Vino Intrepido

Vino Intrepido is the winemaking project of James Scarcebrook, Victorian-based wine communicator and ex-retailer.

James sources fruit from across Victoria, with a penchant for Italian varietals derived from time spent exploring the artisan wine producers of Italy. His first wines were released from the 2016 vintage, and have always represented an extremely good value introduction to Italian/ Australian wines.

Watch out for Vermentino, Friulano, Nero d'Avola and Nebbiolo among others...

Winemaker James Scarcebrook
Winemaker James Scarcebrook
Additional Info

From The Producer

Friulano is a marginal variety in Australia and in Italy, where it’s pretty much only found in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. One of the first regions where the variety was planted in Australia was the Mornington Peninsula, thanks to the pioneering work of Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy. It was in fact Kathleen who introduced me to her good friend Joe Vaughan, one of the few growers of Italian varieties in the region. I was excited to test out a theory that I had that Friulano could work as both an aromatic and a textural wine.

Blend : Friulano (100%)
Drink Until : 2028

James Scarcebrook
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

We don't do points at DD but if we did, excellent wine label puns would receive an automatic five point boost - Jakot being a reversal of the now banned-in-Italy 'Tokaj'. Delicious, savoury wine too. - DD Wine Crew


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