A HIDDEN GEM IN BOLGHERI
We consider our work as a little contribution to a greater natural scheme: that's why, before doing anything, we listen to nature and we try to follow its necessities. In 2002 we started to recover this wonderful place, we planted the vineyards, restored the ancient mills of the '700 and give life and energy again to this forgotten place. The vineyards, 2.7 hectares, located on the hills at 90 to 120 meters above sea level, follow the natural trend of the slope of the land, riding on a hill, and are oriented north-south, optimizing the light of the sun. The red vines, classic of the Bolgheri DOC, are mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Petit Verdot and Syrah, but also Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Pugnitello. The white vines are Vermentino, Manzoni Bianco and Viognier.
The vines, raised with spurred cordon, guyot and sapling, are grown in a natural way, with the organic certification of Icea, and biodynamic of Demeter, without chemical fertilizers, without the use of systemic products, favoring the fertilization of the land with the practice of green manure and with symbiosis with mycorrhizae. The vines are grown without organic fertilizers, leaving the task of finding the resources to them, in order to grow autonomously, producing grapes that are authentic expression of the territory. The fermentation is done using only the indigenous yeasts of the vineyard. The wine is aged in cement and terracotta containers and in oak barrels of 10 and 23 hectoliters.
The low yield per hectare (50 quintals), the selection of the grapes and the naturalness of the vinifications without adding chemical additives, express and enhance the uniqueness of the Bolgheri’s terroir in the wine.
- Marina Tinacci Mannelli