Borgo Magredo is the largest estate in the Friuli and extends for 200 hectares. The soil in this area is rich in pebbles and stones carried to the vineyards by the Meduna River. The stones capture heat during the day and release it at night, protecting the grapes from low temperatures. The cool-warm temperature cycles span over 4 square miles of the vineyards and contribute to the unique aroma, flavour and fragrance of Borgo Magredo’s wines. With the passion of a tailor who selects his cloth, wines are created to fully encapsulate the wine making tradition of Friuli and presented with stylish, modern packaging
BORGO MAGREDO – PINOT NERO GRAVE D.O.C.
The grapes are harvested around the first week of September. They are de-stemmed and the skins re- main in contact with the musts for 5 days before being pressed. Fermentation is carried out in steel containers kept at controlled temperatures. Part of the wine completes the malolactic process in barri- ques. The wine is then assembled and refined in steel. The bottling process follows and the wine is left to rest in glass for at least two months.
In the glass, it’s a nice red hue that’s not particularly intense, as is typical of Pinot Nero. It gives off intense scents recalling small red berries, cherries and wild violets. The mouth will perceive the wine’s good structure and it’s easy on the palate thanks to its soft rotund nature. Well-balanced on all levels, it has go- od persistence and an excellent aromatic nature.