About Agri Segretum/Agricola La Segreta
Agri Segretum ( La Segreta) is located on 80 hectacres of olives, forest and plains in Collazzone, Umbria in Central Italy. 5.8 hectacres (roughly 12 acres) of sunny southwest facing land is dedicated to growing and producing our organic wines. Set at an altitude of 300 meters (about 900 feet), we are in the heart of the DOC TODI wine denomination. We began our venture in 2002 with the goal to“saturate in the locale” and to ensure authenticity. Our first step was to re-unite indigenous vines with our Umbrian soil. We selected Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Malvasia Nera and Colorino vines.
Our production is artisanal in size and scope. All of our work in vineyard and cellar is intentionally manual – we carefully prune by hand (Guyot), we pick by hand and, above all, fermentation occurs spontaneously on naturally occurring yeasts. All of our products are organically certified. During harvest and fermentation we are up at the cantina late at night and early every morning pushing down the grape skins and mixing the juice. Each step is carefully considered: if the wine needs a bit more time to naturally filter by gravity, we will simply wait. The vine or the wine dictates timing, not the other way around. We love this way of life.
- Certified Organic by ICEA (31/12/2009, IT BIO 006 LG65)
This grower-maker grows all their own grapes.
- Size of their farm: 80 (ha)
- Size of farm under vine: 5,8 (ha)
- All grapes are dry-farmed. None of this grower’s vineyards are irrigated.
- All grapes are harvested manually.
- Average production of wine: 15,000 (btl)