Monteverro’S GREEN SOUL / The journey began during the origin of the estate - in 2003 - in search of a sustainable balance between land and vines. Monteverro - after years of testing and experimentation - has chosen to start the process of organic certification that will end in 2019. Our strategy takes into account all of the elements that characterize a specific agricultural reality. To put into practice this cultivation philosophy, we started an important collaboration with Lydia and Claude Bourguignon - world-renowned agronomists. Their support was crucial to understanding our soils and to start an organic activity through works such as soil profile study, decreasing workmanship, and sowing seedlings. We worked on the plant itself, introducing new pruning and breeding techniques such as Guyot, this allows us to have more balanced plants.
We then decided not to use insecticides and at the same time increase the insect population areas by planting more than 1 km of hedge of the native Maremma plants within our vineyards. In order to increase biodiversity, we sow flowered meadows and placed birds and bats nests. Synthetic pesticides have been progressively eliminated to use only authorized organic farming products, succeeding - over time - to use them in a low quantity.
A view of Monteverro vineyards in southern Tuscany.