SUSTAINABILITY

Optimised and sustainable viticulture

Creating a great wine means protecting its natural environment and terroir, while also caring for collective well-being.
SUSTAINABILITY

Optimised and sustainable viticulture

Creating a great wine means protecting its natural environment and terroir, while also caring for collective well-being.
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t its essence the practice of viticulture is an expression of love for nature. As with all human emotions, it is difficult to put into words and it is simpler and more effective to translate it into actions, because only the most heartfelt respect for its native environment, in the long run, allows for the creation of great wines.

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n Castello di Montepò, knowledge is everything. Through a careful use of technology, all work in the vineyards is optimized, thanks to seven control units connected to two mother-boards located outside the production facilities. These devices allow the collection of data ​​relating to temperature, atmospheric pressure and the moisture content of air and soil, predicting weather variations, wind direction and its intensity. The data is then cross-referenced in order to plan targeted interventions in specific areas of the vineyards. The benefits of this approach, which makes the overall management of the estate more efficient, can be immediately seen in the significant fuel savings from the reduced use of tractors and agricultural vehicles, among the greatest causes of air pollution.

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t its essence the practice of viticulture is an expression of love for nature. As with all human emotions, it is difficult to put into words and it is simpler and more effective to translate it into actions, because only the most heartfelt respect for its native environment, in the long run, allows for the creation of great wines.

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n Castello di Montepò, knowledge is everything. Through a careful use of technology, all work in the vineyards is optimized, thanks to seven control units connected to two mother-boards located outside the production facilities. These devices allow the collection of data ​​relating to temperature, atmospheric pressure and the moisture content of air and soil, predicting weather variations, wind direction and its intensity. The data is then cross-referenced in order to plan targeted interventions in specific areas of the vineyards. The benefits of this approach, which makes the overall management of the estate more efficient, can be immediately seen in the significant fuel savings from the reduced use of tractors and agricultural vehicles, among the greatest causes of air pollution.

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he performance of dry-land agriculture, on the other hand, rationalises the use of all available water resources, thus saving more energy. Rainwater, collected in tanks, is conveyed to Castello di Montepò through a system of artesian wells, and is used to irrigate the fields and the gardens of the estate. The green vision of the Biondi Santi family also extends to the maintenance of the vegetation that surrounds the castle, such as the olive groves and the chestnut woods, in addition to the forests and all the pathways that run through it, accessible on foot, on horseback or by bicycle.

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he performance of dry-land agriculture, on the other hand, rationalises the use of all available water resources, thus saving more energy. Rainwater, collected in tanks, is conveyed to Castello di Montepò through a system of artesian wells, and is used to irrigate the fields and the gardens of the estate. The green vision of the Biondi Santi family also extends to the maintenance of the vegetation that surrounds the castle, such as the olive groves and the chestnut woods, in addition to the forests and all the pathways that run through it, accessible on foot, on horseback or by bicycle.

CASTELLO DI MONTEPÒ

A wine story

In the heart of Maremma, Jacopo Biondi Santi and his children are writing a new chapter in their family’s history of winemaking excellence.

CASTELLO DI MONTEPÒ

A wine story

In the heart of Maremma, Jacopo Biondi Santi and his children are writing a new chapter in their family’s history of winemaking excellence.

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