“There is a lot more to see in a landscape than sheer shapes, shadows and patterns.
There is a whole civilisation. Undoubtedly to see is to know, but knowing helps to see”.
(J.R. Pitte 1983)
The landscape is a state of mind capable of generating emotions and of bearing a message which is transmitted unconsciously.
The contemplation of a vineyard is able to create intense feelings thanks to its features and the surrounding environment.
This is the reason that wine becomes a means through which to spread the culture of the territory and the traditions of its production, as the history and culture that created them must be understood in order to fully appreciate the uniqueness of the landscapes.
A mission dear to Cantine Dei, which over time, has always promoted this, paying the utmost attention to maintaining the existing landscape.
Vineyards are managed by using the zonation method: working on every single vineyard so as to be able to identify each wine with its own vineyard.
Cantine Dei takes care of each vineyard with passion, flanking the grapes during their natural ripening cycle. After having selected the bunches, always remaining below the per hectare values laid down by the regulations, different and specific winemaking occurs in order to enhance the Sangiovese cultivated in the vineyards in the best possible way and to obtain a well-balanced wine able to fully express the terroir’s characteristics.
The goal is to create a balance between vineyards and through their thinning out to obtain yields much lower than what is laid down by the regulations i.e. from 500 to 600 kg per hectare, thereby benefiting the wines’ quality.