Enology and quality
Our dream came true when we procured the vineyard and an olive grove and is now bearing fruit. We developed our methods and approach in line with the new challenges, beginning with thorough analysis of the soils and, in our own weather station, recording wind, temperature, and moisture values in order to determine the most appropriate types of grape to plant. After all, we wanted to cultivate our grapes and allow them to mature in harmony with nature. ÔMINA ROMANA would like to create something new and avoid mass production with high-yielding fruit and enormous grapes. Our fruit therefore develops in loose clusters and is considerably smaller than the average grape in Lazio. Instead, we planted the new vines more closely together than before, causing the individual vines to compete with each other. This promotes the growth of small, juicier grapes, enables the roots to grow deep into the soil more quickly, and makes better use of the valuable minerals and moisture in the earth. To achieve greater volume, color, and aromas, we chose not to plant the prevailing, high-yield types of grape.