Antonio Fattori, another of a long series of “Antonio”, was the first of a Veneto farming family who had the possibility to study wine making. He immediately had the desire to create, to experiment and to bring modern scientific methods, but also to research the most authentic and original traditions. He imagined creating more attractive wines, less tiredly and more vibrant and desired both elegant aromas and body.
Nowadays our vineyards are located between 150 to 450 m a/sl. At each altitude different vines for different wines. The must is processed in a winery where using non invasive methods allows us to eliminate, almost totally, the use of chemicals.
For a few years we have decided to dedicate the care of our vineyards to a high level environmental sustainability which we are introducing with method and severity, avoiding short-cuts and esoteric practices, carrying out accurate tests in territory which for habit, exposure and ventilation are intrinsically resistant to pathologies and therefore naturally adapted to sustainability.
Therefore the most important choice has been the elimination of insecticides/fungicides traditionally used in the battle against “tignola” and fungal diseases (peronospera, oidio, botrytis) which have been substituted with natural products. In the first case, the use of substances which “confuse” the sexual process and therefore avoid/limit the proliferation of the insects, in the second, using just copper and essential oils of vegetable origin.
We are debating the question of chemical fertilization and its possible substitution using two agronomy techniques or rather the organic fertilization or the use of green manure, in particular the latter. The technique at using green manure consists in the sowing and later digging in of specific herbal substances able to naturally enrich the soil (to add nitrogen) and harmonize the balance, in particular the ratio magnesium/potassium, often not balanced in our volcanic soils. For this use, the mostly used vegetal species are: Trifolium Incarnatum Molineri, Vicia Sativa, Lolium Italicum.
- Proprietor:Antonio Fattori
- Winemaker:Antonio Fattori