Earth, water and windOur unique and expressive vineyardsOur vineyards are certified organic and cultivated in full respect of nature and its ecosystem, protecting the soil and biodiversity.
Our vineyards are located in the hills, in the northwest area of Sardinia, overlooking the island of Asinara. The mistral blowing from the coast is rich in saltiness, which, in turn, gives our wines their distinctive flavour. Furthermore, the winds also allow us to pursue our sustainability objectives; indeed, the mistral dries rain and humidity from leaves and fruits faster, thus reducing the growth of fungi that are harmful to the vine.
CharacteristicsSoil and Water
Our soil is clayey limestone and vines are grown without irrigation. The plants have always managed to meet their water needs in a natural way, even in particularly dry periods. In ancient times, thousands of years ago, our vineyard land was occupied by the sea, as demonstrated by the numerous fossils that we continuously find.
Our goal has always been to safeguard the ecosystem on which we operate; our vineyards are part of the environmental context that characterises this region, which does not experience dramatic disruptive events. Here we find many different spontaneous plants that are typical of the Mediterranean scrub. Furthermore, over the last three years, we have greatly reduced the mechanical operations on the ground, limiting them only to chopping. For this reason, the land is now enhanced by many spontaneous herbs serving as habitat to many useful insects.
How we workRespect for vines and their fruits.
It is performed over a period of time stretching from early January to about mid-March, before “vegetative awakening” sets in. We perform two types of pruning: sapling and Guyot. The choice is made on the basis of the characteristics of plant, soil, and vine type.
It is a very important and delicate phase, to which we pay particular attention. The correct management of the green parts of the plant allows greater ventilation within the plant, thus promoting a less humid climate and, in turn, an environment that is less suitable for the growth of fungi, which cause significant damage to production, both in quantitative and qualitative terms. The employment of this technique also results in a significant reduction in phytosanitary management.
We have done away with all processes that act on the ground in depth. We limit ourselves to mowing and shredding the turf, be it natural or covered in clover. In this way, we try to protect the soil, preventing its impoverishment, and to promote biodiversity. Finally, grassing allows us to return to the field immediately even after the rain, thus ensuring that the needs of the plants are met in a decisive and timely manner.
It usually takes place within the first twenty days of September. We harvest manually. The grapes are selected on the plant, and only the best grapes are used for the production of our wines. For the harvest, we use small plastic crates with a maximum content of 20 kg, perforated in the bottom in order to avoid must stagnation, which could jeopardise the quality of the final product.
The harvested grapes are taken to the cellar, where the vinification process begins. All the latest generation machinery and equipment we use protect the quality of the grapes. The entire process takes place in steel vats. Bottling begins when we deem the wine to be ready. Refinement in the bottle begins at this point, before placing the bottles on the market. None of the stages of vinification and aging occur within set times. On the contrary, the timetable is dictated by the characteristics of the vintage.
Romangia and the Gulf of AsinaraThe landThe Romangia, a fertile and well-irrigated land that has always pursued a strong agricultural vocation, has been constantly inhabited and cultivated over the centuries; to this day, this area boasts a large wine and oil production.
Our landRomangiaThe Romangia region is located in the northwestern part of Sardinia, overlooking the Gulf of Asinara. It includes the Municipalities of Sorso and Sennori.
Romangia was already inhabited in prehistoric times, as evidenced by archaeological findings in Sennori, Osilo and Sorso. As its name suggests, this region was part of the most intensely Romanised area of Northern Sardinia.
The Romangia consists of a long low and sandy coastal strip overlooking the island of Asinara, and a hilly hinterland covered in Mediterranean scrub and vineyards, olive groves and orchards, bearing witness to the strong agricultural footprint of the area.
The winemaking vocation of this region is testified by the attribution of the DOC Moscato Sorso-Sennori and the IGP Romangia. The distinctive natural shape of an amphitheatre on the Gulf of Asinara and the mineral subsoil give wines a well-defined character, from which the taste of the sea stands out.
Our villageSennoriSennori is located 277 meters above sea level, on a limestone tuff hill overlooking the island of Asinara, and is home to 7,300 inhabitants.
The presence of man in Sennori dates back to pre-Nuragic and Nuragic times. One of the distinctive elements of the village is the relationship between its hilly territory and proximity to the sea; indeed, it seems that in the past, Sennori was a place of transit between inland and sea, with buildings that were to serve as food warehouses for local traders.
Sennori has a fertile and intensely cultivated soil. The cultivation of olives and vines is predominant, and, for this reason, Sennori is part of the national “City of oil” and “City of wine” Associations. Fruit trees are cultivated along the entire valley crossed by the Silis river. Furthermore, the proximity to Sassari has consistently fostered commercial activities.
The traditional costume is considered one of the richest and most beautiful on the island. In 1903, in his book “Sardinian Costumes”, Enrico Costa describes it as follows: “Yet, if you happen to be in Sennori on a public holiday, you will be amazed to see the same barefoot and almost ragged vilanelle [village girls] who greeted you on the road to Sassari dressed in a gala costumes. Where does this luxury come from? The answer is easy: from money earned from a long and tiring job. Such a costume is typical and deserves a description…”