Primosic Klin Collio Bianco DOC
The Primosic Family is intimately linked to the history of Collio’s winemaking. Founder Silvestro Primosic was in the committee that supported and piloted the creation of the Collio protected appellation in 1967. Today his two children run the winery, maintaining the focus on the native and traditional varieties of the area, and striving for a style that favors clear, precise fruit aromas, intense flavors and overall balance. The Winery’s vineyard management is based on a precise match ...New York, New Jersey
Klin is the name of Primosic’s most important single vineyard, and it translates into “wedge” due to the shape of the parcel. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Friulano, Chardonnay and Ribolla Gialla, Klin is Primosic’s flagship wine and one of the highest expressions of Collio white wines. As a matter of fact, the best winemakers in Collio have always allocated their best white grapes to the crafting of a white blend, a wine that uniquely combines the varietal character of the grapes, the mineral backbone of the Ponca soil and the winemaker’s style.
The grapes are hand-harvested in small crates at full ripeness, destemmed and softly pressed. The free-run must of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Friulano is fermented with native yeasts in 600 Liters barrels, while the Ribolla Gialla is fermented with native yeasts in temp-controlled stain-less steel vats. After the first racking, the wines are combined and aged for 2 years in oak barrels. Bottling takes place without sterile filtration, and the wine is released after 12 months of bottle aging.
Golden yellow in color, with elegantly intense notes of ripe tropical fruit, hawthorn, and Mediterranean herbs. Klin’s body is full and complex, with lingering aromas of pineapple and ripe lychee, complicated by a finish of exotic spices and supported by a refreshing, zesty acidity. It pairs deliciously with savory fish dishes like baked red snapper with potatoes, grilled prawns, or halibut steak, but it can also accompany very well grilled chicken, or medium-ripe cheeses.