A wide ecosystem
La Maliosa vineyards are part of a large ecosystem in which the different crops and the forest coexist. Our grapes come from a holistic and sustainable management of the vineyard with the utmost respect for the history of area. The cultivation method, minimally invasive and in harmony with the environment, guarantees balance involving plants, animals and people.
Our choice is aimed at preserving the land use capacity, through the limitation of compaction and erosion, the enhancement of organic matter and biological life.
We have planted vines anciently cultivated in Maremma, favoring genetic variability between the different selections. Initially we recovered a 60-year-old vineyard from a state of semi-abandonment, which allowed us to verify the richness of grape germplasm, selected and recovered within the farm. All subsequent vineyards planted between 2009 and 2023 have replicated the variety of the original vineyard, called Vigna Madre: in the whites Procanico and Ansonica and in the reds Ciliegiolo, Sangiovese and grey Cannonau .
In our woods there are also some wild vines (Vitis Vinifera subsp. silvestris) witnesses of a form that preceded the current vine (Vitis Vinifera sativa). They are occasionally found resting on trees and bear fruit in clusters and small berries. These finds are the demonstration of an environment preserved by intensive agricultural actions since ancient times.
Our world is divided between two areas, Saturnia and Pitigliano, separated by the Fiora river, which in fact, divides geologically the clay area of Saturnia from the typical volcanic area of Pitigliano.
In the Saturnia area, the Vigna Madre of about 7,000 square meters stands out among others , made up of red and white vines; the Vigna Scovaventi , also of 7,000 m2, characterized by a high-intensity implant of 11 biotypes of Sangiovese with 5,500 vines/ha; the Vigna Corino at Montecavallo, a ‘heroic vineyard’ which is characterized by a steep slope of around 30%. The stony soil has a very ancient geological matrix, about 10 million years old.
In the volcanic area of Pitigliano, which stands out for its strong vocation for the cultivation of white vines, the 1-hectare Vigna Formica is planted with Procanico and white Cannonau. The soil is characterized by a deep layer of volcanic ash deposited on a layer of tuff.
In 2023 the last 2 hectares of our viticultural project were planted, which in the coming years will be grafted with Procanico and Ansonica.
The “Garden vineyards”
Starting from 2014 all the new implants followed historical and landscape criteria, with the rows planted according to the contour lines. This choice, in addition to preserving the beauty of the place and avoiding erosion, facilitates manual processing, maintaining a close link with the tradition of the terraced Tuscan vineyard.
These vineyards are part of a nucleus called “Vigne Giardino” , i.e. Vigna Scovaventi , Vigna Corino at Monte Cavallo, in the Saturnia area, and all the vineyards located in Pitigliano. Vineyards conceived with an idea that goes beyond wine production to become art of the landscape.
Taking care of a Vigna Giardino also means dedicating scrupulous attention to every single plant. Our ambition is precisely to act every day as attentive gardeners of the vineyard.
“METODO CORINO” WINES
La Maliosa natural wines, produced according to the Corino Method, represent the company’s clear will: to seek the maximum expression of the grape variety, soil and environment, without any invasive intervention or addition of additives and sulfites. The current consistency is 9.5 hectares, in which the red berried vines are mainly cultivated: Ciliegiolo, Sangiovese and gray Cannonau; the white grape varieties: Procanico and Ansonica.
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