On August 7th at the Cudé vineyard in Traona (Valtellina, Sondrio), Davide and I observed the ripening progress to make necessary decisions. The hardy terracing showed all its variability in terms of vines vigour, quantity and quality of grapes, degree of maturation, pathologies, and even nibbles made by birds. When […]
Soil is a complex living organism, not well known and dynamic. We are all subordinated to it, that means that we depend on a thin layer of the Earth and on the water that rains on it. The grape and then the wine are both strictly dominated by the soil, […]
For some time I have been surprised and sometimes disappointed to hear or read about the subject “natural wine”, especially regarding the terminology used. I would therefore like to share my feelings by reminding readers of the significance of some of the most frequently used words. Nature: means competition, fighting, […]
Grape growing in “our boot” has profound roots (Enotria tellus: meaning cultivating plants tied to a pole). There are many archaeological testimonies: vessels in Syracuse, finds in the Po Valley and the Etruscans with their rituals and conception of drinking and cultivating the vineyard. The Etruscans even exported their wine […]
Tuscany’s agrarian countryside is so beautiful and precious that it’s almost unsettling. Today, we still define it as our most internationally recognised territory… all you have to do is say its name. Remembering those who have passed this message down through times old and new, we are extremely proud to […]
…and the right level of soil fertility for a good quality product.