The Torre degli Alberi Vineyard
It is located on a steep slope facing south/southwest to capture the light until sunset. Before becoming a vineyard, the area was pasture for free-range Limousine cattle that enriched the chalky-clay soil with natural organic material.
The espalier rows, cultivated with the Guyot method, are laid out so as to promote limited grape production by each individual plant. In this way, the clusters can benefit from a more extensive root system, thereby leading to a greater variety of flavours and bouquets in the grapes.
The soil is left grassy to avoid erosion and yield the best organoleptic characteristics of the grapes: the grass cover is mechanically controlled without the use of herbicides. Fertilization consists of manure produced on farms where animals are raised under organic regulations. The vines are treated with coverage products authorized by organic agriculture instead of with systemic treatments.
To guarantee the highest quality and avoid unwanted fermentation, the harvest is carried out by hand in the coolest hours of the day and collected into small aerated crates. The grape clusters are taken to the cellar in refrigerated trucks, where they are delicately pressed to interfere as little as possible with the refining phase.