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THE WINERY


 

OUR PASSION

 

The Croci family has always transmitted passion for the soil from generation to generation.

The winery is in Castell’Arquato on the hills of the famous Italian DOC wine Monterosso; it is at 250 mt height on the “Pianura piacentina”.

The favourable position of sun rays together with the characteristics of the “terroir” have provided the production of very special wines.

Ermanno Croci had the first perception that this soil could give good wine. So during 1960s he began to produce wine and in 1980s he bottled wine with his own trade name. Nowadays his son Massimiliano has inherited experience and tradition and has become responsible of the winery.

 

OUR TRADITION

 

 

Since the beginning the Croci winery has become involved with raising its terroir with love, respecting nature and this is the reason why it decided to submit the organic fight to limit the use of chemicals. This selection in production was done to respect the biological cycles and to safeguard both the environment and the health of the customers.

The breeding of our vineyard is Guyot like with some local variations. The pruning is made in February and it is meant to improve quality though sometimes it reduces yield.

As soon as grapes have come to a complete maturation they are picked in boxes by hand to avoid undesirable oxidation and fermentation.  After harvest grapes are immediately and softly crushed. This procedures will give birth to fruity and backbone wines.

The Croci winery is a member of the “Consorzio per la tutela e la denominazione di Origine Controllata Colli Piacentini” founded in 1986 to value the wine production of the area and to guaranty quality.

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