It is an equation: SOIL + CLIMATE + GRAPE = TERROIR
Minimal variations in alkali or iron content create even significant variations in the type of Volcanic soil. In viticulture, however, it should be remembered that we must always keep in mind, first of all, what is the morphology of the Volcano. The greatest difference between wines, in fact, is not so much the slightest variations in the chemical composition of the soil from which the grapes come, but the altitude at which the vine is planted and the exposure of the crop: the vines facing North, for example, they will generate wines with quite different organoleptic characteristics compared to those exposed to the South.
The uniqueness of the characteristics conferred by Terrorir on a wine has a very high value: it is the awareness of having to do with something unique, which cannot be replicated and which at the same time reflects the territory with its “habits”, the geographical context of nature in which it exists, turns out to be a theme that opens up many reflections: it is undeniable that there are highly replicable elements – for example, you can plant a particular vine even outside its place of origin, or it is It is possible to export winemaking practices, but the specific characteristics of a place are absolutely not replicable – this is the uniqueness of the Terroir.
The magical alchemy that makes a wine unique and unrepeatable, blending nature, culture and history of the place into something unreproducible, in which every single element blends with the other, making every single sip fascinating, because it is a sip made of earth, men, stories and landscapes.
The work of human? Of course it affects the landscape and the winemaking technique, but its action is at the same time marked by what surrounds it, in a kind of osmosis from which it is impossible to separate a phase that excludes the parties involved.
The Terroir is a natural and geographical system, man works in it, not outside, with the consciousness that each of his gestures changes one aspect of it.