ATIS


Bolgheri DOC Superiore

2018

ULMUS AMAT VITEM, VITIS NON DESERIT ULMUS; SEPAROR A DOMINA CUR EGO SAEPE MEA?
The elm loves the vine and the vine doesn’t desert the elm; why so many times am I separated from my beloved?

Ovid, Amores, Elegy XVI

Vitis maritae, the vine “married” to a tree, first Etruscan, then Roman … till the twentieth century, millennial love symbol
VINEYARD: selection of parts of Campo Grande and Campo Ferro: 2,68 ha
We have imagined an ancient king, ATIS*,
majestic and austere,walking these hills,
his glance still a little wild.
His hand is caressing the branches of the vines
that climb the trees, ... like us today.

Annalisa and Michele
*ATIS was a mythic king, at the origin of Etruscan people, the first civilization of our territory and first winegrowers.

The artisan wine ATIS expresses our Genius Loci, the Spirit of the Place: the Tuscany of Bolgheri, made of hills and sea, our expertise of artisan winemakers, wonderful little parts of vineyard selected one by one, stratifications of history and culture.


VINEYARD: Atis is born from selected micro-parcels of our vineyards Campo Grande and Campo Ferro, with Cabernet sauvignon (80%), Rebo (15%) and Cabernet franc (5%).
The vineyards are among the woody hills of Bolgheri, on the first slopes of the Segalari Hill, in a little valley with direction East-West, marked by the Fossa di Bolgheri stream. We manage them with care and expertise, according to the best practices of sustainable viticulture.
Climate: Mild-Mediterranean, windy. In the hilly area, there is the cooler climate of the territory, with a broad day-night temperature differentials on summer.
Soil: alluvial, very deep, sandy-clay, with some more clay areas, rich of pebbles.  
PRODUCTION: Each parcel is harvested and fermented separately. Our work is artisan, done with the utmost attention to detail and the aim of enhancing the territorial characteristics of the selected grapes. Aging took place for 24 months in old oak barrels on the lees, with weekly stirring. It is clarified with some racking (not filtered). Then, there is an aging in bottle for at least one year, in the best conditions of storage.
Available bottle sizes: 750 ml - (Magnum) 1,5 liter - (Jéroboam) 3 liter - (Mathusalem) 6 liter - (Salmanazar) 9 liter - (Balthazar) 12 liter.