The top cuvée of Sauvignon Blanc from the Borgo Conventi estate, now owned by Ruffino but still run by the Vescovo family. This is a huge, rich, forward style of Sauvignon, very ripe and tropical. Yet it has a layer of crisp, grassy fruit that gives it balance and poise.
Here’s a creamy Chardonnay that epitomizes the generous style of white wine that is so popular in northeast Italy. Borgo Conventi is owned by Tuscany’s Ruffino and the wine has been deftly executed to bring out the natural softness and fullness of the variety.
Pungent, but not aggressively so, with scents of boxwood, grapefruit and currant. It’s medium-bodied on the palate, where hints of tomato leaf add nuance to the citrus and berry flavors. Long and minerally on the finish.
Ripe nose offers honey, nuts and orange-peel aromas. Full and rich flavors: citric, spicy and nutty. Medium mouthfeel and a long finish, with earthy notes. Good depth. A serious, complex wine.
Borgo Conventi (owned by Tuscany’s Ruffino) brings us a creamy Pinot Grigio with rich nuances of citrus and passion fruits, mango and pineapple. The wine is perfectly round and proportionate in the mouth—it’s light on the tongue yet dense and long-lasting.
This wine delivers a pretty golden color, and although the nose is rather neutral, the mouthfeel is anything but. In fact, the wine hits the palate with thick density and texture and leaves a long aftertaste of citrus and exotic fruit.