SO2: Vintage dependent
Soil Composition: Clay, Limestone
Farming: Biodynamic (certified)
Age of vines: 15 to 20 years old
Fun facts: Sui Lieviti means "on the lees". It is not disgorged, and Federico recommends turning the bottle upside down and letting the lees incorporate into all of the wine in the bottle.
Winemaking: The winemaking process can vary from hours to days, with six months on the lees. A chilled grape from the same year is then added to the wine before bottling. Un- so the customer can leave it on the lees as long as they choose. The use of SO2 depends highly on the sanitary state of the grapes. Some years none will be added, while in others, a couple grams per liter will be added on the lees, and other times at bottling.
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.