Viticulture and permaculture
While modern agriculture hinges on the idea that nature has to be tamed and forced, our vision focuses on the principle of cooperation with the natural environment. We also believe that, as it relates to complex ecosystems and natural cycles, agriculture must be regarded as a constantly evolving practice.
In the principles of permaculture and in the concept developed by Masanobu Fukoka in his book The One-Straw Revolution, we find several analogies with our own way of thinking, which, along with our oenological experience, has matured over the decades.
Every living being, animal or plant, has its own place and role within the ecosystem. When we talk about biodiversity, we mean just that: a delicate balance of “natural forces”.
The principle behind Fukoka’s “do-nothing” agriculture is very close to our idea of viticulture: a non-invasive practice in which human intervention in natural processes is kept to a minimum. This is why, wherever possible, we have preserved woodland, promoting perennial grassing in the vineyards: a triumph of life, of diversity and of natural wealth.