Silvana Forte and Flavio Basilicata established the estate in 1984 with the goal to produce wines with both tradition and sense of terroir. They are committed to wines that flout traditional canons. Flavio could be called an avant-garde traditionalist. He wants to keep alive the varietals and the ancient methods but he’s also aware of the necessity of refinement and complexity required today. His winemaking approach is simply ‘less is better’. Hence, he does not rack the wines unless absolutely necessary, preferring the action of the lees and oxygen to any intrusive manipulation. He doesn’t want to produce big, showy wines, rather natural wines that reflect the site, the vintage, the history and the ambition of a long ageing potential.
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