The Borin family
THE BORIN ESTATE
The Borin estate lies in the municipal areas of Monselice and Arquà Petrarca, in the Regional Nature Park of the Colli Euganei. Of the 38 hectares of land owned by the family, around 26 hectares are vineyards.
Delightful rows of olive and almond trees grow alongside the vines, creating an environment of singular beauty that almost seems Mediterranean at times.
In the choices they make for the company, the Borin family promote the concept of an agricultural business that is contemporary and entirely integrated in its region of origin.
The management of the vineyards and the equipment used in the countryside are constantly updated, to ensure that the programme for protecting the health of the vines has less impact from the points of view of greenhouse gas emissions, compacting of the soil, and the health of both the vineyard workers and consumers.
The result is appreciable sustainability, implemented in three fundamental spheres: those of the environment, society and the economy.
WINE AND THE BORIN FAMILY
The adventure of the Borin family as young farmers at Monticelli began in the 1950s, and since 1963 they have concentrated on specialized vine-growing, restructuring a large estate and its winery.
In the ‘70s and ‘80s they planted new vineyards, and also implemented a number of innovations in their vinification techniques.
In 1986, a vineyard was planted exclusively with the Cabernet Sauvignon variety, which had been grown historically in the area of the Colli Euganei, but whose quality as a varietal wine had not yet been highlighted; a few years later, the first fine, age-worthy reds matured in barriques were bottled.
In the early 1990s, thanks to the fundamental contribution of agronomical expert Gianni Borin, a traditional wine of the Colli Euganei was rediscovered: ‘Fior d’Arancio’.
Since 2004 Francesco, after his studies in Oenology and an apprenticeship in New Zealand, has given a new impulse and personality to the white wines, revealing aromatic qualities that had hitherto remained unexpressed.
Gianpaolo, on the other hand, is responsible for marketing and communication and, together with Teresa, makes hospitality at the estate a fundamental instrument for popularizing a culture of informed drinking.
Today, the Borin cellars are a site that combines tradition and research, where a passion for the terroir lies behind the long and patient process of hard work that is renewed from year to year.