In 2012, Nicola Biasi decided to put his ambitious project into practice by uprooting the apple trees from the family orchard and planting the cryptogram-resistant Johanniter cultivar, a white grape variety created in 1968 at the Freiburg State Institute of Viticulture in Germany.
This innovative – and risky – experiment immediately bore fruit, resulting in a splendid wine that has reaped numerous successes and awakened unique emotions.
The first harvest, in 2013, yielded 300 bottles, not for sale, of a perfectly accomplished wine that boded well for the following years.
Each individual vintage has its own identity, with different nuances constructed around the elegant, vibrant character typical of this terroir.
The Vin de la Neu vineyard was conceived with the aim of obtaining high-quality grapes.
The high planting density has made it possible to reduce the production of bunches per plant to a minimum, so they can ripen more easily, despite the altitude (almost 1000 meters) and the latitude.
The bush training system makes it possible for the wine to grow without being forced any more than the bare minimum necessary.
Careful attention to the territory was a decisive factor when it came to planting: the stakes, for example, are in non-treated larch wood. Larch wood is a natural, widely available resource in the area, which has reduced the environmental impact during transport. In addition to reducing the use of anti-cryptogamic treatments to a minimum, no weed control is carried out, and all the operations in the vineyard are performed manually, without the use of any motor vehicles.