Elegant Wines From Collio Which Respect The Land and The History
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.
Borgo Conventi owns 20 hectares of prime vineyards in the Collio DOC, which covers the hills of Gorizia in the prestigious wine growing region of Friulia-Venezia Giulia. Collio borders Italy's Veneto region and the neighboring countries of Slovenia and Austria. Geographically, Collio is influenced by the Alps to the north, the Adriatic Sea to the south and the Friulian Plain in between, and the DOC is known for producing complex and aromatic white wines which exhibit Slavic, Germanic and Italian traits. The reigning white-wine grape varieties include the indigenous Friulano as well as the international varieties of Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon. Borgo Conventi's estate vineyards range in age from 15 to 45 years old and the soil is composed of layers of marl and sandstone which impart a unique minerality to the wines.
Winemaker Paolo Corso has been making wines for Borgo Conventi since 1989, and believes great wine is crafted in the vineyard. The passionate team at Borgo Conventi is devoted to their vineyards and their ecosystem and the use of sustainable farming practices, such as the elimination of chemical weed control and the use of weather stations in the vineyard - it's their way of saying, "thank you", to the land.