In 1981, three Italian farmers tired of conventional, chemically-based farming joined forces to create Valli Unite (‘United Valley’). The cooperative operates across a whopping 100 hectares which includes land used for cereals, veggies, woodland, and pasture - not to mention the vineyards!
They work tirelessly to produce everything as naturally as possible and their winemaking philosophy is no exception. They chose to abandon all unnecessary techniques and additions in 2007 out of respect for the soil, the grapes, and humankind. The vineyards are certified organic and almost completely self-sufficient, using solar panels for power and making buildings from material found on the estate. The vines are farmed biodynamically and wines are made without invasive methods such as sterile filtrations and clarifications.
The result is a style of wine that is very ‘real’, and perfectly encapsulates both the efforts of nature and skill of the winemaker; the authentic and balanced approach of Valli Unite is apparent in every sip of their wines. Their Ottavio Rube Rosso and Bianco are both also perfect for pizza night.