For some years now, the term “organic” has become commonly used, we imagine something healthy, natural, which is good for us.
What does it actually mean to cultivate an organic vineyard? First of all, you need to have a broader vision, a vineyard is not just a set of vineyards, but an ecosystem with its balance: soil, exposure, climate, irrigation, presence of groves.
Knowing our vineyards is the first step for a correct and conscious use of the fertilizers and products that will be used during the life cycle.
The factors that help the soil to be rich in life, in microorganisms useful for the quality of the vines, are targeted fertilization and grassing, avoiding weeding.
The practices in the vineyard that determine the quality of the wine are then pruning, green management and targeted treatments, with the products allowed by the regulations of the organic regime, which go to defend the vines from parasites and molds.
The best way to know what’s behind a bottle of wine from organic grapes is to inquire, ask, become aware. And what better way to do it than to book a visit to the vineyard?
The Lessini Mountains
The Lessini Mountains territory marks the unmistakable wines of Tenuta Grimani. These mountains conformation immediately suggests the volcanic origin, with basalt soils that extends to the low hills where our vineyards are located. Here there is an ideal microclimate for the cultivation of the vine, thanks to the presence of the mountains to the north that repair from colder temperatures in spring with a good summer ventilation that allows a perfect ripening. Garganegais the most cultivated grape in the farm, a native variety at the base of Soave DOC Farinaldo, but used for the Macete IGT as well. The form of cultivation is the classic Veronese pergola. In wines it is possible to recognize the sapidity and the mineral stamp, typical of the vineyards cultivated on volcanic soils. Over the years, other varieties have been added to Garganega: Pinot Grey, Glera, Merlot and Cabernet. For each type of grape the most suitable land and microclimates have been chosen, acquiring other fields to continue the qualitative growing.