VIGNETO GIARDINO AMASTUOLA

The Amastuola vineyard, with its extension of more than 100 hectares of entirely organic farming, is situated in the heart of the Mediterranean in Puglia (Italy), on a plateau at an altitude of 210 meters above sea level, where the microclimate favours organic farming and precious minerals and nutrients of the terroir give the wines a very special aroma. The vineyard was established on the basis of a project aimed at enhancing the area towards sustainable development as to remove the "ghost" of abandonment that is undermining the future of agriculture and that of the South in particular. To this end has been recuperated non productive land by planting above all autochthon vines. To obtain the excellence of the grapes in each stage of production, we combine ancient skills and love for the land with the most modern technologies. Vines and grapes are cared in each phase of growth with traditional care. To protect the environment and saving water, the vineyard is equipped with a compensating drip irrigation system, used only in years of drought, to safeguard the quality of the grapes. Recently, in collaboration with University of Piacenza, an agrometeorological station has been installed in the vineyard. Through a management software it evidences periods of risk of vine parasites and the relative risk of infection, the current level of protection guaranteed by any previous treatment (depending on environmental conditions and development of the plant) and the optimal dose of product to distribute, thus reducing drastically the amount of defence products.