History and productionphilosophy

Our story began among the vines and olive trees of Veneto.
A lucky encounter, a shared passion and a unique territory.

Azienda Agricola Le Volpi is situated in the heart of Baone, the chief town of a large municipality on the eastern slopes of the Euganean Hills, surrounded by vines and olive trees. The Rossi Luciani family took over the business after its neglected past, focusing on producing quality wines and extra-virgin olive oil while finding inspiration in the best the land has to offer and respecting the territory and its ancient food, wine and agricultural traditions.

This story continued with the merger with the Monte Fasolo estate, as a result of the lucky encounter between Luigi Rossi Luciani and Fausto Petagna.

The farm, founded in the 1960s at the top of Mount Fasolo and its land, which included the church of San Gaetano – a destination for pilgrims – and two rural buildings, became part of this new shared project.

Today, the merger of the Le Volpi and Monte Fasolo estates, with their 140 hectares, represents the largest private winemaking business in the Euganean Hills. Ninety-five hectares are under vines and each grape variety has been placed in the most suitable soils to provide quality products. All thanks to a viticultural zoning system that allows the interaction between the soil, exposure, climate and vines to be monitored in each separate vineyard.

A NEW PRODUCTION PHILOSOPHY

The story of these businesses, which are benchmarks for the local area, cannot be separated from the story of the new ownership set-up, which is destined to determine a different style of production and highlight a business philosophy based on research: native grape varieties, innovative aging techniques and methods that enhance the uniqueness of the wines produced.

We aim to go beyond the concept of organic in our constant search for a balance of product quality, personal well-being and respect for the environment. Using cutting-edge production techniques, the natural pace of the vines can be restored through targeted intervention and the elimination of any harmful or unnecessary intervention.

“We like to feel that we can share our dedication to our work and our love for the precious fruits this land offers us. The farming traditions of the past accompany us on our path today. They are the foundations of important research we are currently undertaking while always looking to the future.”

Luigi Rossi Luciani

“These vineyards are breathtakingly beautiful and the great potential of the wine cellar can be seen at a glance. I had no choice but to agree to embark on this adventure together.”

Fausto Petagna

A WINE BASED ON RESEARCHAND INNOVATION

The new company management will not delay highlighting the strong character of the wines that are the focus of a great deal of research. The 2018 vintage marks the beginning of a new chapter. We intend to trace the style of the wines of this territory, striving towards increasingly higher quality while undertaking to use state-of-the-art techniques in the field of organic viticulture.

The studies and experiments we have conducted over the years have allowed us to increase our knowledge of the potential of the various grape varieties in each individual plot on the estate.

In the wine cellar, we have researched new techniques that will soon be made known. Such techniques can enhance the characteristics of the fruits of this land.
We are experimenting with a new kind of robot in the vineyards: an Industry 4.0 machine that is partly electric and able to treat vines with UV rays in order to avoid using harmful chemicals.
The Carménère grape variety is the “seed”, the starting point of this project and is intended to represent an important stylistic change for a new perception of the wines of the Euganean Hills.