Today we’re harvesting the Tai Rosso grapes in San Germano dei Berici (VI). It’s a new young vineyard, but the result of the first harvest is great. We’ve just finished today!
The farm “Il Cavallino” started many years ago on the hills of the Colli Berici as a business in cattle breeding. My father Lino Maule, a man with great experience and a love for horses, wisely followed this activity. A few years ago, with the purchase of old family terrains in Selva of Montebello Vicentino, the farm changed its course and started a renovation in the systems and techniques of cultivating vineyards. We started with the removal of older plants that used the “Pergola” system, which had the disadvantage of having had used chemical herbicides. We then replanted them with the current system of “Guyot” and were able to oxyginate into the deep soil, contributing to the microbiological activity and indepth development of the root system of the plant.
We also mix grasses, consequently cut in the spring, into the soil to give the right amount of organic matter and nutrients without the addition of chemical fertilizers and other synthetic substances. In the treatments of the vineyards, we only use copper and sulfur. At the same time I am experimenting new natural solutions with the goal of eliminating even these basic treatments, we do not use herbicides or pesticides. In the winery, as in the vineyard, the basic choice is always the same. We add no synthetic substances. The only exception is for sulfur dioxide, added in small quantities only when necessary (with residues in the final wine that never exceed 35 mg/l).
The VinNatur Association unites vineyard owners from around the world that intend to defend the integrity of their territory, respecting the history, the culture and the art that have been handed down to them over time while drawing inspiration from strong ecological ethics.
To produce wine in a natural manner means fully respecting the territory, the vines and nature’s cycle and, through experimentation, limiting the use of invasive and toxic chemical and technological agents both in the vineyard and in the wine cellar.
It is the Association’s intent to preserve wine’s individuality from the standardization that chemistry, technology and industrialization have brought to the world of agriculture and particularly to wine related activities.
Today we Start harvest of Merlot for Ca’ Lombarda wine…
Today we started the harvest of Pinot Grigio that will become the GRANSELVA
This evening we’re in Arzignano (VI), at GARBATEZZA – emozione dei gusti sinceri for a wine tasting with other “natural wine” producers.
I’m Sauro Maule,
an Italian Wine Maker based in Veneto Region.
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