Franco Terpin is a highly regarded natural winemaker from the Friuli region of northeastern Italy, directly bordering Slovenia, and is known for his serious and complex orange wines.
The unique terroir of Friuli
Grape varieties include Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana, Friulano, Pinot Grigio, and Merlot, ultivated using organic and biodynamic farming methods, and the soils are primarily composed of marl and sandstone which contribute to the unique flavor profiles of the wines. The grapes are also influenced by the cool climate and proximity to the Adriatic Sea, maintaining the acidity and freshness of the grapes.
So… why is it Tokaj called Jakot?
So… it was suddenly an infringement to use the original grape name. Wine artisans in the Collio region defied this, in their own way and call their Tokaj grape Jakot… which is the same word backwards!
Terpin is highly committed to producing wines that express the unique character of his vineyards and the surrounding region. His wines are fermented using natural yeasts, and long maceration time, and are aged in a combination of oak barrels and cement tanks.
The resulting wines are highly expressive and complex, with a focus on the purity of fruit and vibrant acidity.