MANNUCCI DROANDI | The Experimental Vineyard
Da circa dieci anni, l’azienda collabora con la Sezione di Arezzo dell’Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura del Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali: in un primo momento con progetti finalizzati alla messa a punto di metodi di monitoraggio e di lotta nei confronti di infestanti crittogamiche o parassitarie come l’oidio e la tignola, nell’intento di ridurre al minimo l’uso di prodotti chimici in vista di una viticoltura eco-compatibile (attualmente nella nostra azienda non si usano anticrittogamici di sintesi chimica, mentre per la concimazione vengono usati soltanto concimi organici);
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The Experimental Vineyard

Reviving Grapes of the Past from Tuscany

….Knowing that we were the first to present these ''Wines of the Past'' on the market gives us a feeling of having done our duty and the pleasure of bringing back to life something from the far-off past - reviving the memory of this Tuscan territory. We’d like to share these sensations with everyone who tastes this wine.

PUGNITELLO 

FOGLIA TONDA 

BARSAGLINA

For about ten years now the estate has worked with the Arezzo Section of the Experimental Winegrowing Institute of the Ministry for Agricultural and Forestry Policy. Initially we worked on projects aiming to perfect monitoring methods and the battle against fungi and parasitic pests, like oidium and moths, and reduce the use of chemical products to a minimum in eco-compatible winegrowing. We ourselves do not use chemical fungicides, and only use organic fertilizers.

Later an experimental vineyard was planted for the “Conservation of the winegrowing germoplasm in the province of Arezzo” (as the Region of Tuscany authorization reads): old vine varieties have been planted here that were once widespread in the area and are now faced with extinction. Starting with the 2000 vintage, the grapes of these vines have undergone their first micro-vinification and promise well for the future. Other interesting – but more widely tested – varieties have been reproduced in small quantities, such as the Foglia Tonda, the Barsaglina, the Pugnitello, which we are now introducing into our own vineyards.

Mother Grapes

Uve madri: Sangiovese Montanino

Sangiovese Montanino

Uve madri: Mammolo

Mammolo

Uve madri: Fogliatonda

Fogliatonda

Uve madri: Colorino

Colorino