In the 50s, Bolgheri was very far from the combination of wine and quality which characterizes it today. Back then, vegetables gardens, fruit trees and olive trees shared the scenery with vineyards, united by a mainly domestic consumption. The Bolgheri area was a land of farmers, tourism was not to be witnessed yet, the work was tiring and yet the farmer culture was dominant, together with its natural principles and the sense of commonality which allowed the integration among the different communities which found themselves living here, attracted by the great availability of land to work.
“The rest is recent history, the consecration on a global level of the tastiness produced by so much effort, but also of the great love which makes our reality the flag of a unique and valuable terroir.”
Today the enterprise occupies 27 hectares of land, 15 of which are filled with vineyards which allow an average yearly production of approximately 80'000 bottles. The varieties which are currently grown are the ones that are typical of the area: cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, and a small amount of sangiovese and vermentino.
“In our territories, there is also a strong presence of olive trees, as living testimony of the past of Bolgheri, whose hills were mainly dedicated to the olive cultivation. In order to respect our scenery and our roots, we decided then to keep them alive by planting the new vineyards in between the old olive groves, which are still active.”
From the vintage of 2010 we have started the entirely organic production within the farm, the vineyards and the olive groves are therefore defended through copper and sulfur and the vineyards are worked by using green manure and organic fertilization, in the respect of the territory, of the environment and of the farmers. The desire to grow goes hand in hand with the quest for quality and for the respect of values, in the name of a unique terroir like the Bolgheri one.