January 2018. “Passaggio ad Angoris” is the new appointment in the calendar of events that Tenuta di Angoris organizes during the year: «Our desire was that customers learn deeply our history and production philosophy, and experience company atmosphere personally: they had to touch our daily work with their own hands! So, we decided to let them make experience directly on the field», underlined Marta Locatelli, owner of Tenuta di Angoris.
During the Monday’s dinner in Villa Locatelli, guests (customers from all over Italy and northern Europe) therefore attended a preview of a book that will be published this year to celebrate the 370th anniversary of the Tenuta di Angoris, founded indeed in 1648. In October, on the occasion of event “Voci dal vigneto”, will be presented the volume edited by Dr. Stefano Cosma, which collects documents and anecdotes from the company and the Locatelli family.
Subsequently, Alessandro Dal Zovo, winemaker of the company, presented the path that the company began more than 20 years ago with the purpose of achieving sustainable production: «The concept of sustainability includes three dimensions, located on the same level, which must be intersected: environmental, economic and toxicological. This means that our production of grapes and wine, to be sustainable, must be able to maintain unchanged the soil where we work, must be free of chemical, health damaging residues, must guarantee a contribution to the society (by providing work) and must be able to guarantee a profit.»
This is the reason, why we have endorsed the National Quality System of Integrated Production: an agri-food production system that uses means of production and protection of agricultural production from adversity, designated to minimize the use of synthetic chemicals and rationalize fertilization, in compliance with ecological, economic and toxicological principles (Law 4 of February 3rd 2011), with the purpose to obtain agricultural products using a low environmental impact method, distinguishable by a trademark (a sticker with the sketch of a bee, which we will receive by the end of the year).”
«Follow the innovation, without twisting the history:”- continued Marta Locatelli – “our purpose is to preserve the earth (the most precious asset) using modern and ahead time equipment.»
During the evening, the wineries news was presented in preview (the official presentation will take place during the Vinitaly event): Pinot Nero DOC Friuli Isonzo which was dedicated to “Albertina”, Marta Locatelli’s paternal grandmother. «Also in this case there is a double reminder of our history – continued Marta Locatelli – the first refers to the production of Pinot Nero that we have been producing since the 1970s (and therefore is a “resuming” of the past), while the second concerns my grandmother, a crucial figure who (like my grandfather Giulio) accompanied my childhood. This Pinot Nero Albertina is like her: elegant and resolute, captivating and comforting.»
After this educational evening, on Tuesday morning the guests entered to the heart of the company’s daily work. The first operation they participated was the disgorgement of the classical method “16 48” sparkling wine: they saw how the necks of the bottles are manually frozen, the residues of the yeasts expelled and the bottles filled and capped. Subsequently the group moved into the Pinot Grigio vineyard behind the cellar to watch a demonstration of grass removal under the vines with the use of an advanced machine: one of the equipment that allows Angoris to participate to the National Quality System of Integrated Production.
After this process, the group reached by bus Rocca Bernarda, in the municipality of Premariacco, where are located the vineyards Angoris of Colli Orientali area. The guests then walked through the vineyards to reach the rows of Tocai Friulano, where they attended a pruning lesson given by Alessandro Dal Zovo and, followed by our specialized company staff, they put into practice, what they learnt, with curiosity and satisfaction. «Pruning is a delicate and important process: we wished to involve our customers, to realize personally how crucial this stage of countryside working is, which then leads to the production of the bottle that they already know.» said Marta Locatelli.
They speak about “Passaggio ad Angoris”: Il Piccolo, il Messaggero Veneto, bereilvino.com e QbQuantoBasta.
Download the flyer (available also in English) with the history of the path undertaken in the last 20 years to achieve sustainable production.