When we talk about Friuli Venezia Giulia, it takes me back to my origin, my father was born there and I had and still have some relatives living near Trieste.
Unfortunately, I never lived there, but we were going back every summer to visit my grandparents and I remember my grandfather going to the local bar to get a glass of Malvasia Istriana.
Sometimes he was taking me with him and I still have this image on my mind, the bartender pouring the wine from a big bottle with no label in it.
The color was a very intense straw yellow, almost gold, I never tried it of course as I was a kid but I guess it was good and genuine as my grandpa was getting it all the time.
It is with this image in mind that when I tried Malvasia from Borgo San Daniele for the first time I was captured.
Mauro and Alessandra Mauri established Borgo San Daniele winery more than 30 years ago and from the beginning in order to limit the environmental impact, they adopted high-density planting.
Green harvesting and crop thinning, long fermentation of the lees, malolactic, and unfiltered bottling have been the keywords, together with dedicated manual harvesting aimed at picking each variety at the moment of perfect ripeness, to preserve that touch of crunchy freshness which is the hallmark of their wines.
A strictly limited number of labels which are the expression of viticulture respectful of the environment and a personal interpretation of the native varieties of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a style and a terroir which is their own.
In a world that is changing, Borgo San Daniele is doing his part preserving and respecting as much as possible our planet adopting biodynamic farming, in line as well with our philosophy of quality over quantity, that's why we're proud to list their wine.