The standard of authenticity which continuously influences our activity has a very clear and profound meaning which goes well beyond the goal of a simple, organic production of wine.
For us, authenticity means, first and foremost, growing the plants by imitating in minute detail the most evolved method that exists – nature itself. This means, therefore, avoiding the use of chemical products on our vines, using mechanization as little as possible (which is governed by rules not created by nature), to avoiding external products in the cellar – products which end up deviating a wine from the land towards a good wine, but void of originality and a sense of its surroundings.
Of this we are firmly convinced: one cannot speak about authenticity if the chemical analysis of our wines reveals traces of pesticides or active chemical substances or if external products are used for the making and refinement of the wine.
Obviously it is not easy to produce grapes in an authentic manner and the vintner-cellarman must be well prepared to undertake the road to authenticity, but in the words of Socrates, “difficult are the things of beauty.”
The road to authenticity must start with the respect of three great fundamental forces of nature: the glory of the landscape, the silent perfection and the wholeness of the cycles of nature. These are the pilasters, which if lacking in the understanding of the farmer, would distance him from a careful management of his farm. As Goethe said, one needs perceptive understanding, an active perception which comes from the actual involvement in the process that a true artisan possesses.