Balanced and beautiful, harmonious and dynamic, luminous and warm are the adjectives often used to describe the Marche landscape and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.
Enchanted by this ancient complicity between grapes and place we decided to cultivate Verdicchio according to the biodynamic method.
Biodynamic viticulture means bringing life into the vineyard by helping it to reactivate the forces that put it in relation with the sky and the earth.
We work exclusively with natural preparations and organic and vegetal compounds so as to facilitate the formation of fertile humus and revitalize plant growth.
This is the only way, in our view, to create a wine that truly expresses the unique character of the place where it is grown and the vintage.
We till the soil between every other row and then plough it again at the end of the harvest.
We plant these rows with essences (mostly legumes) that will be mowed and worked back into the earth in the spring (cover crop).
When we plant and then later when we mow, we spray the vineyards with preparation 500, which is one of the fundamental tools of biodynamics, the so-called “horn manure.”
It gives the soil the impulse to form its humus, the layer of soil colloids that teems with microorganisms and imparts fertility to the soil.
Before flowering, and in any case before the summer solstice, we spray the vineyards with preparation 501 (or horn silica).
In order to protect the vines from disease, we use only sulfur and copper and the latter is used only in a maximum dosage of 3 kg per hectare per year.