Respect

Excellence

Sustainability

Territory

Passion

Care

Production Philosophy

Sustainability throughout the entire production process, this is the basis of our production philosophy from the vineyard to the cellar.

The soil is treated with agronomic practices such as ripping, subsoiling and shredding without using chemical fertilizers but only organic amendments and green manures.

Pruning is aimed at respecting the plant and at a very low production load to improve the quality of the grapes.

The company’s production activity is concentrated in the direction of sustainable viticulture, evaluating and minimizing the impact of all the agricultural and oenological practices implemented, and having as its main objective the protection of the environment and the health of consumers.

To favor biodiversity in the vineyard as much as possible and to improve the soil structure, the inter-row space is managed with the grassing technique of spontaneous plants. The balance between legumes, grasses and other species is regulated with mowing, while the floristic spectrum of the lawn is monitored from year to year.

No herbicides are used and the phytopathological defense is in accordance with the criteria of integrated pest management, with the utmost attention to the correct distribution of the active ingredients used.

Such an extraordinary territory needs expert hands to enhance its characteristics and produce memorable wines.

Luca D’attoma

THE OENOLOGIST

Founder of Wine Evolution Consulting, internationally renowned oenologist, who has marked the last decades of Italian winemaking.

His philosophy is to explore, observe, enhance and experiment with vines and territories. Then, with intuition and foresight, create opportunities through choices dictated by an out-of-the-ordinary skill and a good dose of feeling.

Nature and wine as life companions.

In the Estate

 

To support as much as possible the biodiversity in the vineyard, and improving the soil structure, the inter-row space is managed with the grassing technique of spontaneous plants. The balance between legumes, grasses and other species is regulated with mowing, while the floristic spectrum of the lawn is monitored from year to year.

No herbicides are used and the phytopathological defense is in accordance with the criteria of integrated pest management, with the utmost attention to the correct distribution of the active ingredients used.

At the edge of both the vine and the olive plots of the hill, to protect the differences in height, rural hedges have been where possible maintained or created from scratch. Same solution has been adopted along the edges of the Ifalco stream that crosses the estate. For this purpose, species with nectariferous flowers have been chosen having attention to their roots system, so to result functional to the management of the slopes. Soon it will take place also the sowing of the border areas with herbaceous essences. This in order to offer a perfect habitat for pollinating insects.

In the Cellar

 

The oenological operations are carried out in perfectly clean containers and environments. The grapes, harvested by hand, are further selected in order to eliminate any residual soil or anomalous grape: this allows to significantly reduce the sulfur content in musts and wines.

The yeasts used for the whites are exogenous and have characteristics suitable for oenological purposes; for the reds they take on a secondary role but, as a precaution, they are still added in smaller quantities.

The use of new woods is reserved for the Taurasi DOCG Riserva Scorzagalline and, to a minimum, for the DOC Irpinia Campi Taurasini and Irpinia Fiano Sequoia. The second and third passage woods are used for the Irpinia Aglianico DOC. Il Greco di Tufo DOCG s aged exclusively in steel containers whilst the Fiano di Avellino DOCG and l’Irpinia DOC Falanghina have share of the must macerated and fermented in amphora.

Biodiversity

 

Nature does nothing useless

Aristotle

story of our land