A deep understanding of the terroir
Preparation of a highly sophisticated wine, rich in organoleptic components, one with its own elegant characteristics, can be guaranteed only when rigorous observation is combined with deep-seated reflection.
Our analytical skills identify, measure and coordinate the complex links between “terroir crop growing” and the oenological characteristics of wines.
A comprehensive vision:
We map out guidelines for rigorous methodical observations, by resource and specific element:
- Topography: creation of a relief map, layout and distribution of land plots, exposure and sunshine, circulation, plot drainage, and stormwater runoff.
- Geological study: soil characteristics, mineral composition, stratification, sedimentation, exposed structure, classification by land plot.
- Water-bearing resources: surface, runoff, soil and subsoil, gullies or stagnation points.
- Growing practices: by means of an exchange of opinions with the agronomist in charge, we survey the history of the farm, production range, vineyard vines, prior operating and practical farming methods, and wine quality (strengths and weaknesses).
- The environment: cultivation vitality, plant richness of the various sites, observations regarding native flora and fauna, urban or industrial impacts.
- Wine cellars: work station organization (in relation to the chief oenologist), storage, farm and wine-cellar materials, winemaking techniques, farming and ageing conditions, assembly practices, appellations, commercial structure.
These findings are incorporated into a written report for each observation station, with detailed and well-reasoned evaluations.
This initial approach allows investors to optimize their investment in a healthy, productive area of patrimonial interest, one with a strong development potential.