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Geographical and moral coordinates
Sometimes wine must be thought extremely small, as an assembly of organic substances, in order to understand their reactions from a microbiological point of view. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to observe it from very far away, in a larger drawing that even includes the entire globe.
It is fascinating Roberto Cipresso's vision of an imaginary line, both geographic and temporal, that starts from the origins of the vine in Georgia, crosses the Atlantic and arrives at New World wine in Oregon, passing through Italy to Tuscany, Umbria and Marche. This line is actually the circular union of fundamental points in which the vine is best expressed by releasing similar energies and synergies, despite the distance that separates them, and is identified in the 43rd Parallel of the Northern Hemisphere.
A handful of kilometers to the north is the center of our farm, exactly at 43° 19.4114N 11° 18.2624E, just outside the city of Siena. In these coordinates we have found the right place to express the most genuine characters of Sangiovese, to rediscover the unique qualities of Canaiolo, to make our home a place of welcome and hospitality.
On the edge of the Mediterranean area, where summers are hot, but winters can be very cold, we have rediscovered the authenticity of country life, and we have set ourselves the goal of working every day to improve the place we live in. Right from the start, our coordinates were very clear: sustainable development according to an environmental and social ethic, designed to preserve tradition but open to new technologies. Even more important is the idea that from our little one we can contribute to the spread of a collective sensitivity that leads to a real revolution and to the will of each individual to regain possession of the most authentic values of life.
And if it is true that there is a connection between places belonging to the same latitude, our commitment also lies in tuning to the same frequency to make the peculiarities that most belong to it resonate.