The name Borgo Conventi, which translates to “hamlet convent”, was inspired by a legend and a plot of land in the ancient hamlet of Farra d’Isonzo, located in Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. In the 17th Century, a noble landowner, Count Strassoldo, donated the land to a friar named Basilio Pica, on which the province’s first monastery was built. Established in 1975, Borgo Conventi took its name from this legendary land in Farra d’Isonzo and was founded on the promise to produce elegant wines which respect the land and the province’s history. Today, Giancarlo Polegato and his family remain committed to that promise.
The soil of the Collio DOC is a mixture of marls and sandstone from the underlying stratified layers, and usually it is clay in the higher grounds and fine-grained at the foot of the hill slopes. The vines vary in age from 10-45 years old.
Borgo Conventi Pinot Grigio is a lively, medium-bodied Pinot Grigio. It is elegant with a fine balance between structure, fruit, and acidity and a full, lingering finish. Straw yellow in color with possible coppery highlights. On the nose it is fragrant, layered and concentrated with notes of ripe pear and spring flowers that unfold to reveal a subtle end note of bread crust. In the mouth it is elegant and supple with savory characteristics. It is well balanced and uncompromising with a fairly long aromatic finish.
Serve as an aperitif or with dishes such as soft-shelled crabs, grilled prawns, pasta primavera and pork tenderloin.