The Italian winery Statti is located in Calabria. A region whose former name is "Enotria Tellus", in German: Land of Wine. What could be better than founding a winery here?
Winery Statti - Blessed by the seven winds
Wines have been produced in Calabria for thousands of years. Autochthonous vines introduced at the dawn of time by the ancient Greeks now form the wealth of this region. Antonio and Alberto Statti, the so-called Statti brothers, can draw fully from this wealth. The Stattis have always been closely associated with Calabria and viticulture. For instance, the family was awarded with the title of baron in the 17th century and owns one of the most beautiful palaces in Lamezia Terme. The Stattis have always played a leading role in Calabria and so Antonio and Alberto Statti have decided to continue their close ties to the past and tradition. But in a forward-looking and innovative way. "To interpret Calabria in a modern way and to prove the international importance of wines made from traditional Calabrian vines." This is how the challenge Alberto and Antonio are taking on reads. Alberto is vice president of the national growers' association, and Antonio is a member of Agivi, the association of young vintners from Italy.
The Statti winery decided to make a tabula rasa
In the nineties, the two took over the family business. At that time, the production of high-quality wines was considered the biggest challenge. In the first, very busy years, the Stattis took up the courage and cleared vines from the less suitable sites and planted many times more suitable sites. Almost at the same time, the two brothers started their collaboration with two young but quite experienced oenologists from Sicily, Vincenzo Bambina and Nicola Centonze. In 2004, they started a project aimed at the best interpretation of autochthonous, traditional vines. The aim is to enhance the terroir of Lamezia Terme while preserving the given environmental characteristics. The area where the vineyards are located is called Setteventi (Seven Winds). The name comes from the sea breezes that strongly influence the climate. This leads, among other things, to the positive effect that there are no mould or fungal diseases on the vines and the Statti winery can therefore do without pest control. The Statti wines are therefore pure natural products and worth at least one tasting.
And these are the grape varieties of the Statti winery:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Greco Bianco
More information about Statti
|Company Name:||Statti s.r.l.|
|City:||88046 Lamezia Terme|
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|Telephone:||+39 0968 456138|
|Fax:||+39 0968 453816|