10 Wine Producers, 10 Wines, 375 glasses
Lazio, a region that was once the jewel in viticulture has been reawakened by a new generation of biodynamic winemakers.
Palazzo Tronconi Eco Winery was the backdrop to an evening dedicated to 10 Biodynamic wine producers from the Lazio region. The evening was hosted by one of Italy's most knowledgeable and passionate sommelier's, Sandro Sangiorgi he was assisted by Matteo Gallello, a biodynamic winemaking advocate.
Valuing their territory and the importance of their indigenous grape varieties these winemakers have teamed together to promote their shared vision, to produce a unique style of wines naturally that are focused on quality and that characterise this region.
Like many Italian wine regions, Lazio's wine heritage is ancient. It is a region composed of hills, and mountains and is uniquely suited to viticulture because of its mild climate, a rich and varied geological mix of soils of which volcanic soils are prominent, coastal breezes, adequate rainfall, variations in day-night temperatures and an abundance of rare, high-quality native grape varieties.
Soon these winemakers will find themselves on the radar, the world of wine is beginning to sit up and notice as they are on the brink of rediscovering the true potential of these wines and this territory.
Thanks to the following producers:
Andrea Occipinti, Cantina Ribela, Carlo Noro, Damiano Ciolli, La Visciola, Palazzo Tronconi, Podere Orto, Riccardi Reale, DS Bio, Casale Certosa iCacciagalli
Also Thanks to Sandro Sangiiorgi and all the staff at Palazzo Tronconi who gave up their time to take part in this exciting event, Ettore Conti, Sarah Hoehn and Maria Teresa Cocco
Working With Nature Not Against It
For almost a century biodynamic agriculture has been practiced all over the world. With a global following, thousands of biodynamic vineyards, farms, orchards and gardens in varying climates, ecological and economical settings are all working towards one goal, maintaining a balanced ecosystem, caring for the soil and native wildlife. Biodynamic farmers world wide are working with nature, not against it and making the most of the land in the most natural way possible.
So we are delighted that here in Italy we have begun a biodynamic connection with The Biodynamic Association UK. The Biodynamic Association is a charitable organization which was founded in 1929 to foster and promote biodynamic farming, not only creating an awareness but offering advice and support for biodynamic farmers.
For months, Emily our UK Marketing co-ordinator and Jess of Biodynamic UK have been plotting and planning a visit to Palazzo Tronconi.
The moment has arrived and this week Jess and Julie will be visiting our vineyard and will help us as we prepare the biodynamic preparation of horn-silica 501. It won’t all be hard work! We hope to show them what we offer here, our beautiful region as well as meeting with Italy's leading authority on biodynamics, Carlo Noro.
Jess and Julies Adventures more to follow….