Located about 1.5 kilometres near the village of Barolo below the village of Novello, the zone is known as „Ravera“.
2.1 hectares consisting of 1.1 hectares of Nebbiolo, 0.6 hectares of Barbera and 0.4 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc. Only grapes from our own production are used for the wines.
We Try to Work with the Nature, not against it.
Only organic fertilizers (rotten
manure bought from carefully selected farmers)
Insecticides are never used
Treatment of downy mildew and
Peronospera as few as possible (instead of 15 times only 4 or 5) per season.
The fosterage of the vines and
the grape harvest are made exclusively manually
We don’t use selected yeast but
only the ones which grow on the grapes.
Aside from a minimum of sulfides we do not add anything to the wine.
No fining, no filtration before
We do not use any
other treatment then sulfur and copper products to prevent the plant from downy
mildew and Peronospera which creates deseases. Without doing this nobody is able to
make wine! The spores of this desease are ever present. We do everything to
help the plants which have to grow on an indispensible monoculture.
treating 10 to 15 times a year we treat only four to six times depending on the
cycles of the desease.
We use the
tractor only when it is absolutely necessary, and let grow the grass between the files, and try to make
the cycle of the plants life ....
plant for an example is the “Primadonna” of the vines, what we have to
understand: the plant is – compared with other grapes – very sensitive as every
star is. Their sprouts are thin and very long. The leaves are not as big, the
grapes should grow small and their juice will be highly concentrated. In
opposite to other types, Nebbiolo needs suffering
instead of fertilizers, whenever high quality is requested.
We have to treat the plants with the normal
products, but knowing the circulation of eventual infections we do it as less
as possible. Also because we work with the grapes own yeasts – non selected