||The harvest is traditionally made by-hand and the grapes picked up are stored into small cases, containing only 20 kg. This is important to preserve the wholeness of the single berries and avoid pressing the bunches in the case. As soon as the cases are brought into the cellar, follows a temperature lowering process that is important to highlight the natural grapes' perfumes. After that the temperature gets higher to allow the fermenting process. Thanks to these careful proceedings, the winemakers are able to produce wines deeply characterized by its own typical terroir.
A special attention is given to the vinification techniques: for the white wines it's important to preserve and underline the perfumes and the French oak barriques is only used for the reds.
The wood is very important because allows a natural micro-oxygenation that is vital for the red wines vocated to the aging process. In this way the wine gains a good structure, also thanks to the slow refinement.
Rio Maggio winery takes care of the whole production, from the harvest to the bottling process, that takes place in the cellar.
Quality and Environment
The high quality wine production is also supported by natural products used in the vineyard and a limited usage of sulphites in the cellar.
Rio Maggio adopts a cultivation with a low environmental impact, also for the materials used, such as recycled cartons for its packaging and recycled glass for its bottles.