Consisting of two very different varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, red, and Trebbiano Spoletino, white – the Terra Di Rovo natural vineyard in Umbria is kept in a valley of intact nature at 350 meters above sea level. The natural vineyard covers an area of 1.2 hectares and faces south-east, allowing it to enjoy excellent sun exposure at any time of the year.
At Terra di Rovo we prune the vines carefully and annually, using the Guyot method. The vines have their roots in a predominantly clay soil, which gives Cabernet Sauvignon a spicy aroma of black fruits, with marked notes of mint and hay. Characterized by a particular very intense purple pigmentation, our Cabernet Sauvignon offers complex olfactory sensations and great longevity. The Trebbiano Spoletino instead is an ancient native vine of the Spoletana valley, fascinating for its intense amber colour and for its iridescent soul that surprises those who taste it.
All the pruning, tying and harvesting phases are carried out by hand, by selecting trusted local people. The treatments are reduced to a minimum, leaving the surrounding flora to protect the vineyard and keep the ecosystem as balanced as possible, for a 100% natural vineyard. In the vineyard, as well as in the cellar, we work following the cycles of the moon phases, in order to maximize the principles of absolute naturalness.
The harvest of the grapes made in the first days of October is a real feast, during which we gather, we provide for the harvest by hand and carefully choose the best bunches. The harvest takes place in a few hours: after having deposited the grapes in boxes, we bring them directly to the cellar and work them instantly according to traditional methods.
We put the wine in barrels and let it rest for a few weeks so that the natural static decantation of the must takes place, following the so-called “sfecciatura”. We have chosen not to let the wine age in wooden barrels for a specific reason: in no way do we want to modify the taste and the original aroma that this wild and authentic territory gives to its grapes. We do bottle our wines during the waning days to make sure that the wine deposits are not on the surface: this guarantees better quality and a smaller quantity of deposits in the bottle.
It is respect for biodiversity, the natural features of Terra di Rovo and the specificity of our organic vineyard in Umbria, that have allowed us to produce a wine of excellence.