Fun Facts: Vigna del Grotto is a single vineyard planted on a rather steep slope of hard limestone.
Appellation: Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto DOCG
Winemaking: The grapes undergo a brief maceration, then spontaneous fermentation and aging in botti for nine months. S02 use depends highly on the sanitary state of the grapes. Some years none will be added, others a couple of grams per hectoliter will be added at harvest, and other times at bottling.
SO2: Vintage dependent
Soil Composition: Limestone
Farming: Biodynamic (certified)
Age of Vines: 20 years old
Orsi Vigneto San Vito is located on the hills of Bologna, in the town of Valsamoggia.
This area historically dedicated to viticulture: in order to fully respect this vocation, and to produce true wines of this terroir, we practice an agriculture which is capable of revitalizing the soil, stimulating plants and producing fruits with a strong bond with the territory.
In the cellar we try not to loose this heritage by avoiding invasive oenological interventions. The fermentations are spontaneous without the use of selected yeasts, and there is no clarification or filtration on the wines. This is not a faith for us, or a marketing strategy, but a matter of taste: we want wines with a distinct, non-standardized personality.
The farm also breeds Mora romagnola pigs in a free range. We respect nature, excluding synthesis products, from a closed-loop perspective to preserve biodiversity.