Paolo Bea is one of the world's driving forces in Natural wine. From his estate he makes some of Italy's most pure and fabulous wines. The Pagliaro vineyard is where Bea's older Sagrantino vines are tended. Farmed organically, bottled unfiltered with a minimum of SO2.
Germain took the risky approach of planting a small portion of his vineyard with own-rootstock vines, known in French as "franc de pied". These non-grafted Cabernet Franc vines were planted in sandy soil, which naturally resists the development of phylloxera, with a planting density of 10,000 vines/hectare and are pruned in gobelet en echalas (on stakes as in the ancient vineyards of Mt Etna). The soil is worked with a horse because at this density it is impossible to use mechanized equipment.Annual production 80 cases