Pasquale Forte has a passion. The land. It is a passion with time-honoured origins; his Calabrian parents owned land, vines and olive groves. Then the transfer of the family to Lombardy, his studies, his entrepreneurial adventures, which continue today, directed Pasquale Forte’s ambitions towards new destinations, new challenges. But the land and its products, wine and oil, have an irresistible charm for him.
The Podere belonged to the historic Petrucci family of Siena for centuries. The estate is located east of Montalcino, and has been restored to it former glory by Pasquale Forte and his team.
“We work the fields just as they did 2000 years ago", says Pasquale Forte. The agricultural individuality, as inspired by the biodynamic agriculture of Rudolf Steiner, creates an ecological and environmentally sustainable principle which we stick to religiously".
This is a "modern" estate, in the sense that they will not leave anything up for random. Control is everywhere, and it shows in their wines, which are meticulously balanced, with integrated oak, juicy acidity and pronounced minerality, all thanks to a clever combination of century old and new techniques.