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Producing while respecting the environment: this is the commitment of Artimino

Surrounded by its 732 hectares, the Tenuta di Artimino is the heir of a history made of men, land and wine. The territory is divided between the provinces of Prato and Florence, the Arno river flowing in the valley at the foot of the wine cellar. A vast area that is made up of large forest areas, over seventy hectares of vineyard - with the aim of reaching a hundred in the coming years - and many olive trees, about 17,000, on land not always easily accessible. The territory is characterized by different soils, rich in organic matter. Therefor, by studying the various sections of land we have identified which ground may be more suitable for the cultivation of a vine or another, in order to maximize the quality of the grapes for Carmignano, Chianti or the other wines of Estate; thus obtaining distinct fragrances and characteristics typical of the territory. We have reduced the treatments to the minimum necessary and have left, as much as possible, nature free to express itself: we are convinced that respect for the environment and the natural propensities of the soil are the basis of a viticulture both healthy and of quality. .

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 agronomist
The oenologist

The oenologistr

«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


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