Our girapoggio planting pattern
Thanks to the intuition of my father Domenico Triacca in the early 80s, our company operates the first vineyard in Valtellina to adopt the girapoggio planting pattern, which enables partial mechanization of the vineyard’s various phases. We grow Nebbiolo and Pignola valtellinese in vineyards situated at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level.
We developed our unique and exclusive vine cultivation system, which provides the leaves of each plant the maximum exposure to the sun, thus an improvement in the quality of the grapes. For years we have been successfully testing our innovative solution of new posts in the shape of a "treble clef", adjusting our cultivation system even better to the demands of the landscape and the terraces.
The south-facing vineyards have acidic, well-permeable soils, mainly sandy and silty, generated from the melting glaciers. The breeze coming from the Lake Como (the “Breva”) and the barrier of the Alps ensure ventilation and fluctuation of the temperature. These are ideal factors to create fresh and elegant wines of great quality.
Wine production cannot disregard balanced compromises between environmental, economic and social sustainability. This is why our wine making is often described as heroic, evolving in respect for biodiversity, history and the beauty of the land. Thanks to the girapoggio planting pattern working has become more comfortable and in line with the modern production.
We care about the environment: the vineyard is completely grassed over, we do not weed, we use a pest deterrence system based on sexual confusion, and we limit the use of chemical products to a minimum. We owe it to the environment, to ourselves and to future generations.
In the vineyard, the drying room and the testing room, we use energy from low environmental impact technologies, a heat pump and a photovoltaic system. In the winery, a few kilometers from the vineyard, we control temperatures of the room and the tanks using a geothermal system. We strive for 360 sustainability.
Growing a dream to taste!
“La Perla” was my mother Elisa’s nickname. If every day I cherish this dream, is thanks to her. And thanks to the passion and extraordinary help of my father Domenico. Passion and love that I will continue to share with my wife Margherita and all the other little and big pearls of my life.