Viticulture - Filodivino
Viticulture

In the Marche region, for centuries, man and nature worked together to create a unique landscape. Agriculture models the culture of the place. We continue this long tradition to take care of the piece of land we have in custody.

Viticulture

In the Marche region, for centuries, man and nature worked together to create a unique landscape. Agriculture models the culture of the place. We continue this long tradition to take care of the piece of land we have in custody.

The property where Filodivino rose in 2014 is a 17.5 hectares vineyard that surrounds the resort and the winery. We have seven hectares of fifty-year-old plants of Verdicchio, a wise, beautiful masterpiece of nature. Besides that, we planted some new parcels with Lacrima di Morro d’Alba and Verdicchio, as well as some little plots with international varieties. Almost immediately we also bought two beautiful hectares of vineyards of Lacrima in the nearby town of Ostra, now in full production.

Viticulture
Viticulture

PHILOSOPHY

Since the beginning, no alternative to the organic farming method was considered. Eliminating herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers was the first step to preserve and enhance these hills.

But we also think that to produce an authentic and unique wine it’s not enough just to respect the protocols of the European organic certification. For this reason, in addition to minimizing the products allowed by organic farming (copper, sulphur), we embrace the fundamental principle of biodynamic viticulture: the cooperative relationship between man and nature, where the nourishment we take from the Earth is returned with compost, manure and cover crops. When there is a problem in the vineyard, instead of simply curing the symptom, we try to investigate what that disease means: it is always a message from the plant, which tells us that there is something wrong, that the natural balance has been broken. And every action we take must therefore tend to restore that balance.

Our vineyards are located at an altitude between 200 and 250 meters above sea level, with different exposures and a fresh and healthy sea wind that blows even during the peak of summer. The soil is mainly composed of calcareous clays, rather fertile but capable of transmitting a great minerality to the wines. Over the years we have been selecting the most suitable parcels to produce each of our wines.

Filodivino, Wine Resort nelle marche
Filodivino, Wine Resort nelle marche

BIODIVERSITY

In summer we let the wild herbs typical of our valleys grow free. After the harvest we work mechanically under the rows to let the earth breathe and then we sow cover crops (“sulla”, vetch, wild pea, rocket, field bean, rapeseed) to protect the surface from washout due to rain, keep the heat even during the winter and have a source of nitrogen ready to feed the vine in spring.

Soil health and vitality are the most important thing in agriculture. We feel like guardians of a small piece of the planet, our job is to foster an environment where plants, insects and animals live in interdependence: this is the key to recreating a dynamic balance in our vineyards every day. And let nature do the rest.

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