Wine obtained from vine varieties over 40 years old, from spontaneous fermentation and vinification without any enological practice.
Alcohol Grade: 13%
Aging/ Vinification: fermentation in part in stainless steel tanks, in part in barriques.
Best to have it: 12-16ºC
Size: 750 ml
The Winery: Maestà della Formica
The dream of growing vines in the Apuan Alps suddenly seems to be able to come to fruition.
The beautiful story of Andrea Elmi and Marco Raffaelli, both of whom came out of “Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Pisa” begins with an idea:
cultivate Riesling in the presence of the Tuscan peaks.
Turning a dream into reality is not child’s play but the commitment and vision have borne fruit.
While waiting for the vineyard to go into production, they take over the “Alpi Apuane” refuge, dedicating themselves to the cultivation and processing of high-altitude products such as blackthorn, hawthorn, dog rose, blueberry, hazelnuts, chestnuts and juniper, always keeping attention on the enhancement of the territory in which they are located.
In 2013 Maestà della Formica was born in Careggine, in the territory of the Apuan Alps. This area is characterized by strong temperature changes, abundant snow in the winter months, a spring with mild sunny days and an excellent nature of the soil, an area that adapts to crops. The mountains are a strong feature in the area and were the ideal place to bet with high quality agriculture. Following a cultivation philosophy dictated by the territory, we have chosen lands that have long been uncultivated or kept as pastures, which retain their original nature, directly using the spring water to irrigate the orchards. The key word is quality, obtained through respect for nature and the desire to be solely helped in carrying out its course in the best possible way.