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Bianco L.2003B - NV

Dario Prinčič

4.00 / 5.0

Type
white still, dry
Region
IGP Venezia Giulia, Italy
Vintage
NV
Grapes
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio
Alcohol
13.5
Sugar
unknown
Price
1254 UAH
Cellar
not available
Dario Prinčič Bianco L.2003B NV

A blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio from 60-year-old vineyards of 10 hectares on marl and sandstone. Hand harvested grapes are fermented spontaneously for 22 days in open chestnut vats on skins. Aged in wood for 24 months.

Ratings

4.00 / 5.0750 ml@Lo Kyiv · Bring Your Own Wine Vol. 2

Unveiling itself anew, this bottle confidently fulfills its promises, presenting a luminous but intricate profile. It's a concoction of apricot, healing herbs, orange zest, and nuttiness, with honeyed pineapple for a tropical twist. Volatile acidity deftly interlaces through, enhancing each sip. Well-balanced and voluminous, it has a finish that's persistent and rich.

Wine #8 on Bring Your Own Wine Vol. 2 event.

3.90 / 5.0750 ml@Lo Kyiv

Honestly, this blend didn't really deliver. It was complex in a negative way. Maybe we should've decanted it, whatever. Not that typical bomb in the glass, it has a nice and well-weaved VA into a bouquet of stone fruits, apricot, medicinal herbs, orange peel, nuts and pencil husks. A bit diluted, closed and not friendly.

Dario Prinčič

Dario Prinčič established his namesake winery in 1993, marking a significant transition from his family's longstanding tradition of selling grapes to other local wineries. It wasn't long before Dario began to innovate; just six years into the winemaking business, he started experimenting with maceration techniques for white wines. This process imbued the wines with a remarkable complexity and texture, captivating Dario to such an extent that he resolved to apply maceration across his entire production in the subsequent year.

Today, Dario Prinčič's winery is a family-run affair, overseeing 10 hectares of densely planted vineyards. These vineyards are uniquely situated, benefiting from a soil composition rich in clay and sandstone, which is instrumental in the distinctive character and terroir expression of their wines. This combination of soil types contributes significantly to the depth and nuance found in their wine offerings.

Under Dario's guidance, the winery has become renowned for its commitment to natural winemaking practices. Dario Prinčič is often recognized as one of the trailblazers in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region for adopting and perfecting the art of extended skin contact in white wines. This innovative approach not only distinguishes their wines but also reflects a deep respect for tradition and a bold willingness to redefine it.

The Prinčič wines are celebrated for their rich, expressive nature, combining traditional techniques with a modern sensibility. By embracing the full potential of their grapes and terroir, the winery continues to be a testament to the evolution and diversity of Italian winemaking.