The hilly vineyards of CASA BENNA® have an area of about 10 hectares and are exposed to the south-east.
The soils consist of ferretted clays, characterized by a rather inhomogeneous soil composition.
When a vineyard is planted, along the rows, lateral openings are left every 30 to 40 meters.
This allows, in harvest, to separate the grapes according to the maturation parameters and their characteristics, and to press them into separate tanks.
It is enough to move a few meters to find different grapes and then get different wines: some more suitable for aging, others more suitable to be drunk young.
At CASA BENNA® you will never give up this careful selection in harvest, which therefore happens and will always take place manually in small crates and with a selection almost surgical collection.
A good harvest is always the result of a vocation terroir, of favorable climatic factors and of correct cultivation operations. The compliance with yields per hectare is rigorous, with an average of around 90 quintals, which fall to 70 for the Gutturnio Classico Riserva.
Especially for the barbera, usually generous vine, it is appropriate to reduce the load of bunches per plant to obtain a wine with greater volume.
Since the first draft, we have adhered to the criterion of integrated production, for agriculture that respects the environment and its products.
Since 1988 we carry out the recovery of the “sarmenti”, or the pruning waste of the vineyards.
Once collected near the vineyard, they are packed to be used in our thermal enhancer to heat the premises of the company.
Always attentive to the environment since 2011, an integrated photovoltaic system is active on the roof of the winery, designed to cover the company’s energy needs.
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These are the woodworms of the species “Anobium Punctatum” that flicker many out of our woodshed where we store the fagots for the wood-fired boiler.
Vidarò, in the Piacenza dialect identifies “shoots”, the same branches that, after the production cycle, are pruned and then packed into bundles, which we use for our wood-burning boiler.
Made to celebrate the joyous whirl of swallows, which on summer afternoons gather around our farm to prey flying the woodworm “common furniture beetle”, often emitting a chirp of appreciation
Born to celebrate the hundredth harvest of Casa Benna, it takes its name from a flint of flint dating back to the Neolithic period found during the operations of breaking and planting the new Malvasia vineyard.