To The Land... We feel is essential to approach the earth with great humility and respect: for this reason we chose to be ORGANIC!
Every quality viticulture comes from a process of work within the territory and its characteristics. Accompanying the grape during its path toward becoming wine it means being keepers of an ancient art that interprets a place and its traditions and becomes its witness: a bottle of wine is capable to preserve all this beauty for several years, testifying for our territory.
Its name comes from the bishop of Modena, who defended and saved it from the Barbarian invasions. The city is crossed by the Francigena Road , and the height of its splendor was during 1300; afterwards, the city fell under the Florence domination. But this long rest kept untouched its medieval beauty, nowadays recognized all over the world.
Warm colored spots warm up the landscapes during cold winter days. The willows used to surround each vineyard, with their branches they gave the material for bending the vines’ shoot to their supports; traces of a farming world where everything used to be zero mile for real. In some of our older vineyards we try to keep this tradition alive.
The soil of the hills around San Gimignano is composed by pliocenic sands and clay. The richness of these fossils’ sediments witnesses the ancient existence of the Ligure Sea. These extremely calcareous sediments make our soil ideal in order to create great vigorous and mineral white wines.
Expressing the territory with a wine means interfering as little as possible with fertilizing materials and tillage of the soil. Grassing is fundamental for the vitality of the field.
Vernaccia has always been the white wine of San Gimignano. This wine is extremely characteristics of these hills, with whom it’s created an unbreakable bond. Famous since the Middle Ages, Vernaccia used to be well known also by Michelangelo Buonarroti: “Ma i terrazzani altrui sempre fan guerra Con una traditora lor vernaccia Che danno a bere a chiunque vi giunge Che bacia, lecca, morde e picca e punge.”
Working in harmony with nature keeps the beauty and the elegance of the Tuscan landscape. Living in such a beautiful landscape encourage us to care about it.
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Cappella Sant'Andrea s.a.s. di Flavia Del Seta & C. Soc. Agr.
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