The collaborative approach of Le UVE with our wine producers follows a few fundamental guidelines:
The winemaker’s hand must be invisible
Unfortunately, over the years, the figure of the enologist has been too apparent on the Italian enological scene. Too often we have heard that wines, even at a distance of hundred of kilometers, but cured by a specific enologist bear that winemaker’s “signature”. We are opposed to this concept. A product must be tied to a specific territory and a specific vision….that of the winegrower.
Everything must fit!
Investments made by the wine producer must be carefully thought out and functional in regard to their effect on the final product put on the market: profit is essential
A quality wine expresses its own terroir to the max
It is useless to follow international enological standards or those in vogue at that moment. The territory, the vineyard, the producer’s wine vision: the enologist must know how to listen and translate all of this to the utmost until the bottle.
Teamwork is essential
The enologist must create and develop a team where producer, agronomist, cellarman and everyone else involved in the winemaking process can meet and discuss their decisions: only by the joining of experience and ideas from all involved in the process, from the vineyard to bottling, can a wine tied to the territory be born.
Each wine has its market
The enologist also has the responsibility of helping the producer understand the wine scene into which he is presenting his product: to understand and be familiar with the markets in order to approach them in an optimum way without betraying the style and personality of a wine.
Making wine has to be sustainable
Equilibrium is a key word in wine production: respect for the environment, limitation of enological preservatives and optimization of the process are the fundamental conditions for developing our own production philosophy to the fullest.