INTEGER©: whole grape variety, whole territory
Wines integrated in the territory
through traditional experimentation. From the Latin word integer, that means whole, these wines are made exclusively from local varieties that
have found in our territories their natural environment. Fully respecting our terroir, we have limited human intervention, avoiding any chemical, physical and mechanical treatment. Fostering their integrity, we worked avoiding any chemical fertilization or weeding in the vineyard, reducing dramatically phytosanitary treatments, only using small doses of sulphur and copper, lowering yield per hectare, selecting manually each single cluster, harvesting manually, and collecting grapes in small baskets, with a shorter travel time from vineyard to cellar; we worked with natural sedimentation, spontaneous fermentation, operated by wild yeasts, in old barrels and clay amphoras, with a maceration on the skins (red wine-making process, without pumping over or punching down); both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation were completed in an environment where temperature is indirectly controlled; aging of at least 10 months on the lees; no sulfites added; no treatment or correction; no refrigeration, nor filtration. These are the aging phases of INTEGER wines, up to a complete maturity and stability.
How and when INTEGER Grillo
Serve and store at 13-16 °C (55-61 °F).