A mature vineyard.
The salt and the light of San Michele.
A long dialogue. with oxygen.
This is Gli Eremi.
It comes from a vineyard with half of a hectare facing full south, planted in 1980 where the steep slope of San Michele becomes softer: a plain that collects and holds the little water it receives during the summer.
The soil is clay and calcareous, crossed with veins of sandstone and traces of chalk. The vines are old clones of Verdicchio, trained double Guyot. The harvest time shifts, typically between mid-September and the beginning of October.
It is vinified in oak casks from 10/12 hectoliters, released two years after harvest, after a long stay on the fine lees.
Total 3,500 bottles
The ancient drifts of the Adriatic Sea.
The dream of a group of friends: the idea to obtain an important red wine from a historical terroir known only for its great white wines.
Le Derive (pronounced deh ‘ree veh) comes from a vineyard planted in 2009, about a hectare in San Michele on a very steep slope. The vines are bush trained (gobelet/alberello) with a density of 6000 plants per hectare. The grapes are Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Vernaccia Nera. The harvest ranges from the beginning of September to the end of October. It is vinified and aged in used barrique, it is released five years after harvest.
Andrea, Daniele, Danilo, Fabrizio and Giovanni co-financed the project: we have been friends forever, like us they are fans of beauty and authenticity.
Total 1,200 bottles