About Nevio Scala società agricola
Our farm is located at the foot of the Euganean Hills, in the Italian province of Padova. We adopt organic agricultural practices that do not involve the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilization products and that avoids excessive exploitation of natural resources, within a model of sustainable development – economically, biologically, but also socially as part of corporate responsibility.
We understand our farm as a complex biological organism: our farm include crops like wheat, barley, rapeseed, lucerne, hemp and beans. Part of the territory is dedicated to reforestation, in an area in which woods have been forced to give way to crops of industrial farming. The wet area contributes to the development of a complex “living” organism, with unusual presence of flora and fauna that enriches our eco-system.
The vineyard is currently set up from 3.4 hectares of Garganega, 1.1 of Malvasia Istriana, 1.2 of Moscato (white grapes), 1.1 of Merlot, 1.1 of Cabernet Franc and 0.5 hectares of recovered local red vines: Turchetta, Recantina, Pataresca, Corbinona (red grapes). In order to promote biodiversity in our vineyards we seed green manure between the rows; the hedges planted aside of the vineyards with hazel trees, elders, blackthorns, sorb, wild roses and mayflowers provide safety, food and nesting areas for useful fauna.
This grower-maker grows all their own grapes.
- Size of their farm: 65 (ha)
- Size of farm under vine: 8 (ha)
- All grapes are dry-farmed. None of this grower’s vineyards are irrigated.
- All grapes are harvested manually.
- Average production of wine: 20000 (btl)