This is a special wine indeed. There are around 50 hectares of Pignolo planted in the world and just 18 producers. BorgosanDaniele represent the second largest production with just 3 hectares. According to Ian d’Agata, author of ‘Native Grapes of Italy’, Pignolo is one of Italy’s most tannic grape varieties. In addition, the fertility rate is low, with yields averaging less than a third of the fruit produced by an average vine. No wonder there are only a handful of passionate producers in Friuli still trying to vinify this unique grape. Mauro is passionate, inspired by a great challenge. For the first several vintages in the early 2000s, Mauro blended in Cabernet and other varietals to balance the intensity of Pignolo until he was able to subdue its power. Today we have the opportunity to enjoy one of the few wines made from 100% Pignolo.
From the single cru vineyard, Ziris, in Cormons, on soils of clay, silt and gravel, with the famous Ponca (ancient sea bed) soils commonly found in the Collio. Planted in 1995, practicing organic and biodynamic farming since 1990.