The biodynamic method
The rest is given to the thousands of micro-organisms living in the soil that keep it active. Our respect for nature also accompanies us into the process of transforming grapes into Sangiovese wine.
We do not seek short cuts: Biodynamic agriculture does not ever contemplate chemical products or corrective wines, they do not enter nor will they ever enter into Tenuta Mara. Let the earth and the stars spell out the rhythm. We, after careful wine-tasting, bottle only the best wine.
Music and art
The harmonies follow the process of the transformation of grapes into fine wine even in the cellar, where Gregorian chants resound in an atmosphere of absolute peace and meditation. To create this unique atmosphere a sophisticated BOSE speaker system has been installed, positioned alongside the rows, that spread musical notes down the vineyard.
Works of art are positioned in perfect harmony with the natural landscape of Tenuta Mara, on an artistic path en plein air that has no comparison: To welcome guests, but also to keep watch on the estate entrance, there is Mauro Staccioli‘s ‘L’arco della rotonda della Besana’, created for the occasion of the Besana ’80 exhibition in Milan. Moving on you will meet Giò Pomodoro’s ‘Hermes conduce il sole’, the bronze sculpture ‘L’incontro’ of Pietro Sbarluzzi, the neoclassical statue ‘Le quattro stagioni’ to keep watch on the balance of the biodynamic garden…
An extraordinary music room with large windows overlooking the valley, up to the sea, is home to a Fazioli grand piano, for innovative concerts, wine tastings with live music, and also for piano master classes, wine tasting experiences and events that well combine music and wine.
The health of the vineyards – 7 hectares of vines grown exclusively for the production of Sangiovese wine where plant care is flawless – confirms the quality of the farming choices they have made. Not only green manure but also biodiversity protection and the music of Mozart, which is diffused in the vineyards night and day to accompany the growth cycle of the vines.
The handpicked grapes, for the production of the biodynamic wine, undergo a very strict selection under the eyes and hands of sixteen employees. Sangiovese wine is fermented in vats without temperature control and without any yeast addition and eventually it lands in the Bottaia where two Chinese warriors keep watch day and night, along with the Gregorian chants.
This is how MaraMia is achieved, an exquisite and unique red wine, nourished with quality and art, biodynamic and 100% Sangiovese.