History and passion for the land are the ingredients that have given strength to the Cantina Orsogna 1964 project. We are pioneers by nature 🍇
All wines are aged in wood, in barrels of different sizes depending on the type of wine. Trebbiano is aged in tonneaux, Cerasuolo in 25-hectolitre barrels and Montepulciano in 50-hectolitre barrels. Trebbiano and Cerasuolo age for a minimum of one year in barrels and then in bottles until they are ready. Montepulciano has a longer ageing period of at least two years in casks and then again in the bottle until ripe.
TO THE FLUSH OF WOOL
The thread of wool on the Lunaria Ancestrale wine bottles tells of the importance of a wonderful animal: the sheep. Cantina Orsogna with the fleece of its own sheep, it produces the wool yarn that it uses in the binding of Lunaria Ancestrale bottles. The biodynamic project Lunaria Ancestrale based on the principles of the circular economy uses woollen yarn in order to revalue this valuable material. Once considered priceless treasures, today woolen coats are worthless and end up in ecological landfills. Wool is a high-quality natural fibre that can be worn for a long time and is also biodegradable at the end of its long life.
ORSOGNA WINERY: SHEEP IN THE VINEYARD
The cultivation of our vineyards is in harmony with nature, the land and man. Implemented in a way that promotes the fertility and vitality of the soil. Our organic and biodynamic members provide the vineyards for the winter grazing of the morre (flocks in Italian) from our stables and the Maiella shepherds. The harsh winters of the Abruzzo mountains and the hot summers of the plains force the shepherds to move their flocks seasonally. Thus the sheep can find the most suitable place to feed and produce wool, milk and quality meat at any time of the year. An ancient practice that began in the autumn (ritually on 29 September, the day dedicated to San Michele, protector of shepherds) and the return to the mountains coincided with the beginning of summer. About 3,000 sheep graze our vineyards annually. THE SHEEP AND SOIL FERTILITY The earth is not an 'inert' substrate, but a true living organism capable of assimilating, metabolising and transforming the elements present in nature and returning them in the form of unique and irreplaceable complex nutrient molecules. While grazing, sheep transform plant biomass (grass) into organic fertiliser (sheep dung) that improves soil fertility and its macro- and micro-biological life by increasing fertility, nutrient uptake and resistance to pathogens