Prinčič and the peronospera: A fable
How Dario Prinčič saved a disastrous harvest to make Favola 2008, one of his most iconic wines
You can tell a great winemaker not by what they produce in a good year, but by what they pull together from a catastrophic one. And it didn't get much worse than Dario Prinčič's 2008 vintage, where some 90% of his harvest was infected with Peronospora (downy mildew).
Prinčič salvaged a pitiful amount of grapes, blended the entire output together and made…