The vineyards of San Cassiano are alternated with the olive and fruit orchards, all sharing the same elements of exposure, altitude and terroir, making the wine unique. Ten hectares are divided into about twenty vineyards, all of which are immersed in an ideal vegetative equilibrium, thanks to a perfect climate and a properly calcareous and well-drained land.
"Many years ago, our grandfather Albino Sella redeemed these fields with his work as a sharecropper. The tradition of hard work continues today with the youthful energy of Mirko Sella, who has obtained fine results: the San Cassiano Farm is recognised among the single-cultivar "cru" olive oils and is an emerging label in the panorama of excellent wines."
"We seek harmony with nature, balance between tradition and modernity: "cultivation" and "Culture" in wine and olive growing. We like to think that through our work, we are making a contribution to spreading positive values for the environment and for people."
"Ten hectares of vineyards, five hectares of olive orchards, one hectare of fruit orchards and seven hectares of coppice woods: we live and work in an ideal dimension, in respect of the land, with the natural flow of the seasons and traditional agriculture."
The Wine Cellar
"Our wine cellar is the natural continuation of our philosophy of life… and of winegrowing. Like the cultivation and harvest, vinification is also done without great oenological intervention, by simply allowing the nature of the wine to take shape, to place its personality in the forefront. Always unique and different, according to the terroir and vintage."
The practice of drying grapes is definitely typical of the Valpolicella and is unique in the world of red wines. The particular climate of San Cassiano facilitates this delicate phase, which permits the producer to increase the level of sugars and the organoleptic intensity, concentrating the nuances and tastes of the grapes in an absolutely natural manner.
Aging and Refining
Aging takes place in fine and extremely fine grain French durmast oak casks, with average toasting, without adding foreign scents of wood to the wine, but simply protecting it according to tradition, from humidity and excursions in the temperature. In the end, a final touch of roundness is given by refining the wine in the bottle.
"Respect for tradition and the desire to experiment. The work of hands, head and heart. Each San Cassiano vineyard tells this story: working in the vineyard is a lifestyle, even before it becomes work. It took many years to obtain the first results: but then, everyone knows that perfection is not in a hurry."
"We have chosen not to transform all of our grapes, but only the ones of the most mature vineyards, in order to guarantee the absolute excellence of the results. Additionally, the harvest takes place with manual techniques, which allow us to control the quality and level of ripeness of each individual bunch of grapes, directly on the vine."