In Piedmont, in the small town of Maretto a few kilometers from Asti, in the hills of Monferrato, one finds the CROTIN 1897 wine-farm.
Their main activity is the production of DOC and DOCG wines from the grapes of their own vineyards. These vineyards are cultivated according to the Organic Farming standards, which means that the only treatments that are allowed are the treatments based on copper and Sulphur. Furthermore no herbicides or chemical fertilizers are used. The fertility of the soil is guaranteed by the use of green manure and the manure of their own sheep.
The hills on which our grapevines are situated are mostly made up of clay and marine sand. Many fossils can still be found in the soil which dates back to the Superior Villafranchain Pliocene. This particular composition of the soil allows for very original and unique wines.
The objective of the team at Crotin 1897 is to produce natural wines that find and express their own identity, while preserving the grapes’ natural characteristics.
“For us, organic farming means respect, means knowledge of the tools that are needed to obtain the best and of course most natural products”
COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL
Clay and Marine Sand
Freisa, Barbera, Grignolino, Bonarda, Albarossa, Bussanello, Malvasia Moscato
METHOD AND FILOSOFY APPLIED IN THE VINEYARD
The vineyards are managed according to the Organic Farming standards, which means only treatments based on copper and Sulphur, no use of herbicides or chemical fertilizers. The fertility of the soil is guaranteed by the use of green manure and the manure of their own sheep.
METHOD AND FILOSOFY APPLIED DURING THE WINE MAKING PROCESS
Use of natural indigenous yeast strains only. Use of sulfur dioxide in low dosage, interfering only when absolutely necessary.