In the Ligurian vineyards, “good wine is born in the vineyard“. It’s an old saying by winemakers around the world, and it’s true. It is no coincidence that our family cares for its vineyards in a maniacal way. Not just during the year, but also in the search for the best lands where to plant new vineyards. The love for the vineyard, the geological constitution of the land, its exposure to the sun, the steeply sloping hill to avoid water stagnation and, therefore, to avoid the risks of too much humidity for the grapes, are fundamental. Then there is the short pruning, the thinning of the bunches, all practices that we have followed for three generations, almost four, and which allow us to obtain grapes of great, really great quality that give high, very high quality wines.
The high plant density, between 6,000 and 11,000 plants per hectare, allows us to maintain low yields per vine, a guarantee for those who choose our wines, Ligurian wines that are born in the vineyard, rather than in the cellar.
Our vineyards have been chosen, purchased, planted in the most suitable areas for each type of wine which our company produces in Western Liguria. Because wines evoke in the glass what the soil, the air, the wisdom of generations, have done to the vines, with the same DNA, but with a different, very different history, bouquet, aroma, taste. We are convinced that the vine, the grapes, the wine, are living organisms, capable of empathy with the territory which hosts them.
Taking care of the vineyards means talking with history, with our ancestors, but also with the future generations, because the vineyards which we have inherited are not ours, but belong to the generations that will follow. A vineyard owner is simply the custodian of the tradition who must graft modernity, without distorting what has been learned from our ancestors.
Ligurian wines, our wines, are the sum of the effort, the sweat, the wisdom of generations who have wrenched their vineyards from the mountain. This is why our vineyards, those of the Azienda Agricola Ramoino, are cared for with love and wisdom, because they belong to our children, our grandchildren.
Our vineyards are located in the most suitable areas for each type of vine variety:
- in the vineyards of Dolceacqua and Camporosso: the Rossese,
- in the Pornassio vineyard: the Ormeasco,
- in the vineyards of Sarola, Bestagno, Borgomaro and Ortovero: the Pigato and Vermentino.