Our vineyards are perched on a terraced rocky hillside, above the family farm, at the southern part of Garda Lake. This is home to horses, chichens, rabbits, goats, dogs, cats, bees and all the wild animals hiding in the surrouding woods. The vines have been planted with a strong belief in biodiversity, and respect for the natural slopes of the hills, preserving the natural forest formations. Every operation is made by hand, and foot, without any tractor or machine into the rows. The vines are protected from possible diseases only with copper and sulphur, spread very few times per year. The grapes are harvested only at full phenological ripeness: each variety has its own time. Each row has its own time. Every vintage gives several little harvests.
The wine, as the grapes, is “matured” as long as it takes. The fermentation is spontaneous and takes place in little cement and wood tank, in a very tiny underground cellar, for weeks. Frequent pump-overs and punching down aerate the must, enrich the coloration and the complexity of the juice. The finished wine is then left on the skins (and partially on the stems) until it meets the highest levels of complexity and expressiveness. The wine is then racked from tank to barrel and barrel to tank, until it become ripe, this process could take few years.