A silence so loud that all can hear it.
Here, where the air is so fine to even feel the need to breathe, are born wines with a taste that takes your word away. This is also thanks to the microclimate which is characterized by a regular ventilation throughout seasons that reduces the risk of disease and mold and allows the plant to have a better vegetative growth in spring.
In the silence of the hillsides, you will only hear the strong heart beat of the Romagna region in the barrels and casks. Then, a simple wine yet characterized by a sharp smell like a flower will be poured in your glasses.
Look as far as the eye can see and stop and listen to your breathing; it will probably be the only sound that will accompany your visit of the Montecatone estate, a farm situated on a hillside at 280 metres above sea level, with very special features: with gravel of medium texture. The vineyards are constantly drained , thanks to the vein of gravel that crosses them, avoiding radical asphyxia.
55 hectares covered with vineyards of Sangiovese, Albana, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pignoletto. Vineyards that are looked after every day with love and passion, where the use of chemical products is banned, where an integrated agriculture is used and where some vineyards are exposed to exasperated thinning to produce wines of great structure able to withstand medium and long aging. Young and vigorous vineyards, renewed over the last 20 years using the latest techniques, driven more by the desire to revitalize the area than by financial considerations.
In order to achieve the highest quality standards and ban the use of chemical products in the cultivation of our vines, we are supported by the latest technological equipment present on the market.
For example, we monitor the rows of vines also with a special weather station, equipped with small wireless units that are arranged along the rows and provided with powerful sensors. Thanks to this equipment, we are able to record the most important parameters (temperature, humidity, etc.) in each point and to monitor the degree of development of the vine and possible development of unwanted pathogens. This allows us to use the techniques of integrated pest management in a targeted way, reducing costs. The end result is a wine of even higher quality obtained with techniques that are even more sustainable.