Most of our efforts are concentrated on the cultivation of grapes, which is entirely biological. This aspect is of paramount importance for us to guarantee quality. We often abide by ‘bio’ regulations in an extremely rigid way, for example when we avoid adopting products which are legally allowed but which we do not consider fit for our high-quality products. We are constantly researching and experimenting to improve ourselves. Our aim is always to produce wines with a unique personality that can act as ambassadors of our land in the entire world. This personality can only be born here.
The cultivation of grapes takes place here in a situation of constant hydric stress, which forces the plant to reduce the amount of water that fills the grape, reducing the pulp and thickening the rind; this causes the grape to remain small , which enhances the taste and flavour of its fruit. The wind that blows through the grapes guarantees the bunch’s good health and prevents the formation of mould. The daily struggle to obtain nourishing substances from the ground, without the use of any fertilizers, whether natural or industrial, allows the grapes to ripen in a perfect way, as the plant must concentrate on the costly process of ripening rather than expanding itself. Our interest is to produce bunches, not leaves. The controlled presence of wild herbs favours a natural equilibrium, which helps maintain the soil in a balanced chemical condition and attracts insects. Some plants can protect other plants and insects do the same: by facilitating the spread of a sufficient number of insect species we try to keep diseases and parasites within a level of tolerable severity, at the same time reinforcing the grape’s immunity and respecting environmental balance. The grape must create an environment in which it can thrive, otherwise it cannot go on living. Little by little, the grape searches the soil as it tries to find new sources of energy, deeper and deeper, through the earth down to the rocks, which are rich in minerals. This is the only way in which it is possible to produce grapes rich in tannins, minerals and polyphenols (the bunch ripens on the plant during cold autumn nights), sugar, all in a balanced mix, with elegance always more prominent than power.