Wine region: Collio, Friuli Venezia Giulia
Variety: 100% tocai friulano
Maceration: 22 days
Maturation: 2 years in wooden barrels
With 11 hectares of vineyards lying a few metres from the Slovenian border, this great wine guru cultivates his Friulano variety vines using organic and biodynamic agriculture. These vines are planted on spectacular terraces with soils composed of clay, limestone and marl, and therefore have to be manually cultivated without the use of machinery. When the hand-picked grapes reach the winery, Dario works exclusively with traditional methods. Princic Jakot undergoes a 22-day skin-contact maceration and a spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts before being aged for 24 months in old wood barrels. The wine is not altered or filtered, instead being left to develop on its own.
The results are impressive. Princic Jakot is an orange wine with a good structure, elegance and precision. Collio’s pure strength brought out by non-intervention.Creamy orange wine with an orange-yellow colour. On the nose it is expressive with notes of ripe white fruit, exotic spices and smoky touches. On the palate it is fresh, flavoursome and complex. A wine with delicate tannins, a pleasant texture and a long, mineral finish.
Natural, Organic, Biodynamic, No added sulfites or minimum, Orange Wine, Macerated on grape peel, Indigenous yeasts, Vegan Friendly.
Pairing with food: Pasta, Shellfish, Mature and hard cheese, Lean fish, Cured Meat.