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Azienda Agricola Cascina Nuova, Italy – Elio Altare

July 19, 2012

We farm 10 hectares with an average production of 60,000 bottles.

Our wines are simple and natural.

Our vineyards are cultivated without the use of any chemicals or pesticides (unless it’s strictly necessary) or any other substance that might interfere with the cycle of the tree or of the grapes growing.

We only use copper and copper sulfate, and we fertilize with cow manure.

During the alcoholic fermentation we don’t inoculate with yeast, we only use our indigenous yeasts, followed by natural malolactic fermentation.

We don’t filter or clarify the wine.

We don’t use any substance that could modify the color or the structure of the wine.

The sulfur level is much lower than what the Italian government would allow us to use.

We don’t apply biodynamic or similar methods; we simply work the vineyards and the vines in the manner they have been worked for hundreds of generations.

Our first goal is our health and the health of the people that work with us, respecting the land and environment, because it’s from the vineyards that we get our only profit.

The landscape is the only patrimony that we get from our parents, and we have the duty and the moral commitment to preserve it as much as we can to be able to pass it to the next generations.

website: www.elioaltare.com

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