At a Glance
- Domaine established: 1920
- New winery built: 1997
- Owner: Lorenzo Mocchiutti & Federica Magrini
- Heads of viticulture & Head Winemaker: Lorenzo Mocchiutti
- Closure type: Cork
- Vegan: Yes
La Duline: 4ha family vines in Grave del Friuli, back to 1920 planted vines on the limestone plains, with their house alongside
Ronco Pitotti: 6 ha @ hills of Colli Orientali del Friuli, ‘practising-organic’ >40yrs. Flysch marn and silex terroir. Surrounded by 20ha of woods.
Key white grape varities: Malvasia Istriana; Pinot Grigio; Friulano; Sauvignon Storico Friulano; Chardonnay
Key red grape varities: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso; Schioppettino; Pinot Nero; Merlot Storico Friulano
Average vine age: planted from 1920 to 2015
Total area of vines: 10 ha
Total area under white grapes: 5.8 ha/ha
Total area under red grapes: 4.2 ha
Average yield: 85 hl/ha
Certified organic, biodynamic impulse and Fukuoka inspiration.
Organic certified by: Icea since 1997 to 2018; CEVIQ since 2019
Defining practices: No consultants. Old vines; no trimming the shoots – Chioma Integrale®; no tillage; sod seeding Fukuoka style; no irrigation, no fertilization added. All wines refined in seasoned oak casks of various sizes; small % of new wood; ambient yeast; malo-lactic completely done; sulfites only at bottling.
|Ronco Pitotti||Pinot Grigio|
|Morus Alba||Malvasia Istriana & Sauvignon Blanc|
|Chioma Integrale||Malvasia Istriana|
|La Malvasia (magnums only)||Malvasia Istriana (1940 vines)|
|Giallo di Tocai (magnums only)||Friulano|
|Ronco Pitotti||Pinot Noir|
|Morus Negra||Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso|
|Il Merlot (magnums only)||Merlot|
Q & A
Q: What are currently the main concerns at your estate (eg. global warming, biodiversity, water, barrels, single-use plastics, closures, the market, price inflation, etc.?)
A: We are working to improve our consciousness about all the things you list
Q: Does the estate grow anything besides grapes?
A: Daughters and horses
Q: Best books or articles you have read?
A: Le sol, la Terre et les Champs, Sang de la terre (Claude and Lydia Bourguignon); The One Straw Revolution, by Masanobu Fukuoka.
Q: Best food pairings with your wines?
A: Sea for whites, best friends for reds
Q: Aside from your own wines, what do you enjoy drinking?
A: We don’t drink our wines at home nor restaurant! We love to taste salty and rich in terroir wines from all over the world; Federica sometimes loves Americano drink.
Q: Name of the winery dog/cat/alligator?
A: Too many! 6 cats, 3 geese, 7 ducks and two horses!