Winemaker: Stefano Amerighi
Viticulture: Organic & Biodynamic
Region: Cortona, Italy
The vineyard, Stefano Amerighi, was born from a wish that matured over the years to be able to produce a grand Syrah through the farming traditions of the family, passion, knowledge in the world of wine and the practice of biodynamics. In order to reach this objective, Stefano Amerighi identified an area of Chiuso di Cortona named Poggiobello di Farneta with a terroir perfectly suited to Syrah. The running of the vineyard abides by the dictate of natural viticulture and biodynamic agriculture: pruning and the working of the ground are looked into according to lunar and planetary phases; phytosanitary defense is entrusted solely to the use of copper and sulphur which is distributed in minimal quantities, thanks also to maceration and the use of natural infusions; biodynamic preparations allow the enlivening of the soil and avoid any kind of fertilising and winter ploughing which structures the land during the cold season. All this is done to succeed in bringing the healthy bunches to maturation and to achieve a vinification totally free of corrective and chemical products.