Built in stone, the cellar is of medieval origin. It unfolds underneath the Villa Il Borro where the process of refining the wines and the process of winemaking take place: everything here is meant to serve the purpose of favoring the cycles of nature and the transformation of simple fruits into wine. The cellar was rebuilt from scratch in 2000. In 2004, the owners built an underground tunnel used as the barrique cellar for wood and wine ripening. This area also connects the new cellar to the original one via a highly suggestive and fascinating route.
The process of wine making
The grape harvest takes place between August and October. It is the most awaited for event since it is the culmination of a year of work in the vineyard. The harvest is done entirely by hand in order to select the best grape bunches and to avoid stressing the plant in any way. The bunches are placed in 10 kg. crates to avoid excessive compression of the grapes. Following harvest, the grapes are placed in a refrigerated cell overnight at a temperature of 5° . The following day the grapes are mechanically destemmed in order to separate the berries from the stems. The berries are selected with an optic viewer, adjusted according to the criteria specified by the enologist who selects only berries that meet the standard of quality. Then, the various processes of winemaking begin, according to the type of grape and the vineyard.