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`Borgo dei Vassalli` Pinot Grigio



The Lorenzon family estate is situated in the Isonzo DOC zone in south-eastern Friuli...

Winemaker Davide Lorenzon (with a bit of help from Matt Thomson) produces characterful wines of great value.

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The Borgo dei Vassalli wine comes from the Cassegliano vineyards (60 hectares), planted at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare. The terrain is gravelly, characterised by high permeability, aeration, accentuated oxidation, modest humus content and low levels of water retention. The wine produced from these vineyards is of optimum quality and character. The yield never exceeds five tonnes per hectare. The sea’s proximity ensures a mild climate.

Vintage information

Well-timed showers in 2013 helped the development of some vines and averted hydric stress during particularly warm periods. Unfortunately, rainy conditions and cooler temperatures early in the growing season resulted in uneven flowering. A challenge for winemakers in the area, conditions ranged from cool and rainy to hot and dry. Great experience and skill were needed to successfully navigate the year‘s weather especially around harvest time, resulting in more characterful wines from this vintage that are a true reflection of the region.


The grapes were soft pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery to avoid loss of colour from the skin. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using selected yeasts. Temperatures were held at 18°C. The wine spent three months in stainless steel tanks before bottling under stelvin closure.

Tasting Notes

A bright, vibrant wine that is full-bodied yet fresh, easy to drink, and instantly accessible both in structure and flavour. The finish is long and lifted.

Vintage information

Vintage 2013
Grape varieties 100% Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Region Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
Winemaker Davide Lorenzon
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%
Acidity 4.9g/l
Residual Sugar 1g/l
Wine pH 3.54