Miklus Francesco Jakot 2017Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyThis friulano is named Jakot, which is the backwards spelling of Tokaj (a name they're no longer allowed to use for the grape). Pouring a glowing dark peach / amber hue, this natural pinot gris comes from the hills of Collio, and its layered marl and sandstone soils, known as ponca. This was was native fermented on skins in wooden barrels, before ageing in large oak for 24 months, and bottled unfiltered. This pours a glowing deep yellow, with potent candied lemon, marmalade, bergamot tea, yellow pear, and almond flooding the medium bodied (13%) palate. Lovely balance and harmony between acidity, alcohol, and fruit, with a gentle rasp of skin tannins, to make this feel seamless.Tasted: 17 December 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 59.95 consignment Producer: DragaDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.