Sustainable production and wine excellence are the tenets on which our philosophy is founded. Here at Zýmē we believe that improving the life of people and the environment is just as important as producing prestigious wines that receive international accolades, and that everything that our growing area gives us should be returned to it, in terms of care, enhancement, and protection. For this reason, we have undertaken a journey in the name of sustainability, which begins with a rigorous mapping of our ecological footprint, of our processes and their impact–direct and indirect–on the environment and on society. It is our firm conviction that an awareness of the limits of nature is a powerful cognitive tool capable of efficiently directing our daily decisions in the name of innovation. Today, tomorrow, forever. For our future generations.
“I began to work the earth as a young boy, in an era when it was still worked with traditional methods. Gradually, as my personal and professional life progressed, I had the opportunity to test the innovations offered by the chemical and biotechnology companies. Over the past 40 years of this experience, I have seen that the synergy between technological research in the agricultural sector and the response of the earth to new practices has not always been felicitous. On one hand, there has been impoverishment of the soil, along with a reduced capacity for self-protection on the part of microflora and microfauna; on the other, a radical and sector-driven evolution of technologies. This often-paradoxical situation led me to consider and re-consider the principles that should drive my winery. What emerged is that the objective is to achieve a new state of balance between nature and man that will encompass mutual exchange and harmonious collaboration. According to my vision, the earth should not be manipulated, but cared for and enhanced, and therefore re-establishing that new inter-relationship with nature is a priority for Zýmē. Our approach to cultivation is syncretic, trying to search out the best from the fund of past experience and from modern advances, so that traditional practices stand side by side with knowledge that has emerged from my long professional experience. In practice, this means maintaining as absolutely inseparable parameters ecosustainability achieved through cultivation practices, transparency achieved through knowledge and respect for the rhythms dictated by nature, and the final result as a vehicle of cultural communication.”
Winter, spring: pruning, tying, topping , suckering
Summer, autumn: treatments, harvesting , drying , pressing, aging and bottling