Massa Marittima, Grosseto, Toscana
20000 bottles in the cellar
Specialities: Red wine
The Massa Vecchia farm is located in the upper Maremma region of Tuscany, in the heart of the Metalliferous Hills.
Founded in 1985 by Fabrizio Niccolaini, it is a small farm of about 24 ha divided into three main bodies: the first at 230 m.a.s.l. located at the foot of the hill on which the town of Massa Marittima stands, consisting of a winery, vineyards (3.9 ha), olive grove (1.5 ha) and arable land (0.8 ha); the second is still on the slopes of the hill but on the opposite side, at about 200 m.a.s.l. and with an extension of 0.8 ha of vineyards; the third at almost 500 m.a.s.l, further inland toward the mountainous part of the area, consisting of the farm, a vineyard (1.2 ha), arable land (4.5 ha) and forest (11 ha).
Natural wines mean wines produced without the use of chemistry in the vineyard and cellar and without the use of invasive technologies.
The reason for this choice lies mainly in the fact that we want to produce wines that adhere to the terroir: in fact, the moment a wine is manipulated to make it, we lose this essential element and stop making wine and instead produce a “drink.”
Not using chemicals in the vineyard means maintaining and allowing the plants to develop in harmony with the pedo-climatic context in which they are born, thus allowing the vineyard to express the character of the terroir.
Not using chemicals and invasive technologies in the winery means going along with and harmoniously managing the biochemical transformation associated with the transition from grape to wine.
An important consequence of this action is the fact that healthiness is produced, for our organism and for our Earth.