Viticulture in Tuscany
The vineyard Le Nuvole is located in Tuscany, just a few kilometers from Arezzo, in the direction of the Casentino district. At 300 meters high, on the sea level, it consists entirely of Sangiovese plants of unknown clones, with more than 65 years of age behind them. We currently manage it in an integrated way, by researching vintage after vintage the best synergy among principles of conventional, biological, and biodynamic management. Every aspect of the winemaking, thanks to its only 0.7 hectares, can be carefully taken into account in an artisanal and respectful way by using only scissors, gardening equipment, and hard work.
The Vineyard as an Ecosystem
Geese and Ducks
We consider and manage "Le Nuvole" vineyard as an authentic, true microcosm, a kind of ecosystem to support, in its own right. That is also why, since 2016, we have decided to tillage our lands deeply and only sporadically, keeping a constant grassing on the surface even to limit the corrosive action of the rains and increase the already existing biodiversity. That leads to the idea of introducing a hundred ornamental geese and ducks into our small ecosystem. These specimens, beyond being a wonderful sight for the eyes, simply grazing, help us manage the grass naturally, making mechanical or even worse chemical interventions unnecessary. Moreover, their constant and natural fertilization has allowed us to stop such external interventions as well.