The agronomist

«We have opted for a type of agriculture that is as sustainable and reasonable as possible with respect to consumers and the environment: precision farming, integrated, zero residue. At the moment we do not have the organic certification but our work has been going in that direction for years. Wine is made, first of all, in the vineyard - we must not forget this. For this reason we intervene as little as possible in the vineyard, we do not apply chemical weed control, and we choose methods of cultivation and clones which give quality and a voice to the territory and its characteristics. They are technical and production choices, and above all ethical: the soil and the vines are the most precious things there are for a winery like ours; this is why it is necessary to work with patience, understanding and respect.».

Alessandro Matteoli


The oenologist

«Wines of quality can only come through a close collaboration between those who take care of the vineyards and those who manage the winery - in this the Artimino Estate is, without a doubt, exemplary. Only with excellent grapes you can aspire to produce superb wines. Then it is crucial that every single grape variety is vinified and refined in the appropriate way; there is no precise prescription: following tradition we try to enhance the value of each grape, its smell and its distinctive features. My job is to accompany the wine to maturity, helping it to express itself and to reveal the value of its typical characteristics. Anyone who knows me knows that I intensely love Sangiovese: this grape has a fundamental role in Carmignano, along with Cabernet, discreet but always present companion»

Philip Paoletti

Artimino Life