The wines are made exclusively with grapes native to the area, which have adapted to their terroir over generations. They are not suffocated with herbicides or pesticides and are instead allowed to grow among naturally-occurring wild flora and fauna, with minimum intervention. This is as good for the local environment as it is to the contents of your wine glass. In fact, preservation of the natural surroundings is so important to Sicus that they even leave the soil un-ploughed, allowing grass, weeds, earthworms, ants and other species to flourish. Needless to say, synthetic fertilizers are out of the question, with the calcareous soils being allowed to do their work unhindered. Even artificial irrigation is shunned in favour of allowing the local weather to dictate the qualities of the grapes, and therefore the wines made from them. Sicus describes each bottle of its wine as a “liquid synopsis” of the meteorological conditions in which the vines were grown.
- Certified Organic by CCPAE (2011)
This grower-maker grows all their own grapes.
- Size of their farm: 7 (ha)
- Size of farm under vine: 7 (ha)
- All grapes are dry-farmed. None of this grower’s vineyards are irrigated.
- All grapes are harvested manually.
- Average production of wine: 18000 (btl)