L’EROICA: THE WINE OF THE MONTE
It was the harvest of 2015 when we looked at each other with Lorenzo and we said: “it’s time to create something special from the vineyard of Monte Argentario”. In the 2015 harvest we decided, on a harvest day, therefore without many thoughts, but more straight away, with heart, with passion, to give an even more real and important meaning to this vineyard, that is to create a selected wine, coming from only these grapes, alone the grapes produced by these plants, in a completely terraced vineyard. A viticulture that is called heroic, as the works here are all carried out by hand, from the winter part of pruning, to that of topping, sucking off, everything that concerns the complete cycle of the vine. From there a whole process of production of a new wine was born which is called “Eroica”, it is an Ansonica Costa dell’Argentario DOC, therefore a typical denomination of the territory, typical of Argentario, with a particularity that leads it to stand out again more, or a fermentation and aging in barrique for 8 months. We decided to recreate a link with our roots, and our most ancient traditions, to create a limited production wine. And every year we produce what this vineyard gives us. We started in 2015 with a first production of 660 bottles, in 2016 we reached 640 bottles, in 2017 even 600, it was a very difficult harvest, very arid, in 2018 fortunately, this vineyard produced a lot compared to its standard, always a little, but we managed to get to 1200 bottles, which are still aging in the cellar and will be released next year. So each bottle has its own number, its very selected numbering. Our family has been cultivating this vineyard for more than 120 years and “Eroica” is a bit of a summary of our history.