The company has a total area of 172 ha, almost all facing South, from which 42 planted with vineyards. Hills are arranged like an amphitheater, creating a microclimate in which the weather conditions make particularly favorable the development of viticulture. The soil is predominantly clayey and in few well defined small areas there are calcareous veins. The height varies from 170 to 220 m above sea level.
Our main focus is to obtain the highest possible quality grapes, and yet to respect the environment.
The preparation of the soil on which we plant our vineyards lasts about three years, period in which our goal is to recreate suitable conditions for the proper development of young vines.
Soil management is based on harrowing and green manure; no herbicides are used in the vineyards. The different herbaceous plants enrich the soil with organic matter and help to combat the weeds. The performed works aim at to structure the soils and to create an environment as favorable as possible for the grape vines. Planting density reaches 6.250 plants per hectare and the conducting systems are Guyot (34 ha) and Spurred Cordon (8 ha).
The treatments used for the prevention of the diseases are reduced to a minimum level and the products used are suited for the biological viticulture. The prevention of the diseases is made especially through a particular attention during the phases of trimming and maintaining the foliar apparatus. The quality depends on the ratio of the leaf area to the quality of the grapes.
We control the grape yield by careful pruning, rigorous shoot thinning and reduction in the number of bunches in the early summer. The ripening of the grapes is strictly monitored and our attention is focused on several parameters: chemical, physical, sensorial. Based on all these factors we decide the right moment for harvest. No machine can ensure the quality work and the care of the human’s eyes and trained hands. That is why all the management of the vines is made by hand. It is laborious, but it absolutely worth it.
Because we care.
The organic treatments contain more organic bulk and they of course have higher costs and also need more work to apply, but they harm less the flora and the fauna and the last but not the least, the consumers health. Our vineyards are well separated from other cultures, being located in an amphitheater area protected in some parts by woodland parcels that we own.
The environment “was here” even before our arrival, so it would be unfair to harm it just because it is easier to obtain the desired results… Next generations should enjoy the environment at least as much as we do.
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