Vignai Da Duline

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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

Vineyards

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

Agriculture

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.

Timeline

2017 issue of the book E’un vino paesaggio about Duline’s history
2014 2ha of Duline lost in 1956, bought again
2013 1st vintage of Ronco Pitotti Pinot nero; land art exhibiton in Ronco Pitotti to celebrate it
2005 and 2009: birth of our girls in our house in Duline
2003 Wedding celebration in Duline
2001 Federica & Lorenzo take on Ronco Pitotti
1999 undertake BD farming course and build of our natural wood house in Duline
1997 Federica & Lorenzo take on La Duline
1990s (early) Lorenzo starts to help grandfather
1992 Ronco Pitotti is certified organic
1979 start of organics at Ronco Pitotti
1920s Lorenzo’s grandparents plant La Duline


White Wines

WineGrape variety
Ronco PitottiPinot Grigio
DulineFriulano
Ronco PitottiChardonnay
Morus AlbaMalvasia Istriana & Sauvignon Blanc
Chioma IntegraleMalvasia Istriana
La Malvasia (magnums only)Malvasia Istriana (1940 vines)
Giallo di Tocai (magnums only)Friulano

Red Wines

WineGrape Variety
DulineSchioppettino
Ronco PitottiPinot Noir
Morus NegraRefosco 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!