Giovanni Giusti, the son of Luigi, is a very dedicated winegrower who produces top wines with passion and drive.
The company, Luigi Giusti, still uses the grape variety Lacrima di Morro d’Alba. This variety had almost disappeared in the past but, thanks to the efforts of local winegrowers, has developed into a fruit of exceptional quality and represents the exclusive and typical taste of the Marche region.
The company is 12 hectares in size and entirely planted with the Lacrima di Morro d’Alba grape variety. The arrangement and shape of the vines is low and closer together than normal, so that 5000 tree stumps can be planted per hectare. As a result, considerably less manure is required, which benefits the environment and the taste of the grape.
Their spumante the "Bolla Rosa" was noticed in America by the high quality and was given during the meeting between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin
Owner Manuel Giobbi and his wife Ilka run this beautiful vineyard.
The company is in a favorable position just 1000 meters from the Adriatic Sea, on a hill at an altitude of 70 meters, on the south-southwest, perfect exposure for the vine. The production of wine has very old roots here, as is also mentioned in the historical testimonies of the old marquis 'Sangvineto and Bandita', from which the wines derive their name.
"I get inspiration from the native vines, grown in our organically grown vineyards, to obtain modern wines with an authentic breath, of great elegance and balance."
This is the motto of the Mazzola vineyard and their idea of wine is inspired by the characteristics of the vineyard itself: earth, sea and important native vines. The Mazzola method starts here. They capture the essence of these elements and turn it into wine. They grow high-quality organic grapes through maximum dedication and attention in the vineyard with respect for the environment for ecologically sustainable agriculture. All their wines are at least 2 or 3 years old in their cellar, first in barrels and then in bottles. The natural aging techniques, sur lie and with continuous batonage, allow the wines to evolve and refine to reveal the complexity, elegance and balance that are characteristic of their style.
Danilo and Stefania are the heirs of a historic family of Marches winemakers, in the area of Ancona. The family-run business originated in the early twentieth century, when Danilo's grandfather cultivated the vineyard and the fields of his property. At the time, the grape harvest was given to the local wineries who made wine to be sold in the local market.
At the end of the 1950’s the company passed on to his son Mario and his wife Maria, who increased the cultivated area of vineyards and began to sell the wine directly, first locally, then throughout Italy. Since the mid-1980s, Danilo and Stefania have been in charge of the company and have started cultivating the vineyards organically. The Tenuta Mattei brand was born in 2013 and now covers around 100 hectares of vineyards where the Verdicchio, L'Acrima, Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Merlot are grown. Annually, around 850,000 kilos of grapes fill 1,150,000 bottles with exceptional wine.
The M of Mattei represents the value of the family, of the commitment of generations and generations in the vineyards; the "M" supports a castle, emblem of our rolling hills and of our marvelous territory dotted with small medieval fortifications such as the Castelli di Jesi and those of Arcevia.
Terre di Serrapetrona
The Terre di Serrapetrona winery has successfully taken on the challenge of improving the ancient Vernaccia Nera vine. The agricultural estate extends over 66 hectares, of which approximately 20 hectares is used for viticulture. 80% of the vines represent the native Vernaccia Nera vine. In addition, the winery grows the Pecorino, Sauvignon and Sangiovese. The wines of this house are produced exclusively with own grapes of the Vernaccia Nera type. All wines are therefore produced on the estate.
Terre di Serrapetrona is located around 500 meters above sea level, at the foot of the Monti Sibillini National Park. The slopes of the estate are steep and face south and southeast. The climate has strong temperature differences between day and night and the proximity of the Adriatic Sea ensures a continuous thermal wind between land and sea and vice versa. The soil is marble-calcareous with fine white clay, rich in stony skeleton, which is reflected in the taste experience of this wine.
The pleasure of discovering something unexpectedly pleasant: this is the Vernaccia Nera. A variety with good vigor and medium-large leaves, winged and tight bunches, small black-purple berries, average peel and soft pulp with a slightly aromatic taste. A variety that, thanks to its microclimate, develops exceptional organoleptic characteristics
Even in Italy, the Vernaccia Nera is an almost forgotten grape variety that is of unprecedented quality. We are therefore extremely proud that this special top wine in the Netherlands is exclusively available at Nostro Vino.
In the mid-eighties Davide and Stefano entered fully into the management of the business introducing agronomic and oenological practices aimed at further improving quality.
High intensity vineyards are planted and cultivation practices are introduced, such as short pruning, thin out the excess bunches and manual harvesting with further quality control, which have significantly increased the properties of the grapes.
At the same time, new wine making technologies are introduced in the winery: soft pressing, temperature control during the production process, barriques for the aging of wines.
The recent entry into the family business of Laura and Lucia, daughters of Davide, has improved the welcome and relations with customers.
We have thus increased the offer of guided tastings in combination with the products of farmers in the area, within the modern structure built in recent years.
Soon we will also deliver the wines from the following wineries:
Piantate Lunghe, Filodivino and Piano di Rustano.
These wineries also grow their grapes in a responsible organic way. More about this later.