From vintage 2015 La Zerba has turned to organic cultivation in all its vineyards. For several years we have carried out only mechanical weeding, and fertilized with organic manure and cover crop.
The harvest, rigorously done by hand, takes place in special baskets to safeguard the quality of the grapes. Once at the winery, grapes are pressed and the phase of vinification begins.
First year of activity: 1989.
Owned by the family since: dal 1973
Owner and Responsible for the vineyards: Mascherini Andrea
Oenologist: Ballario Piero
Commercial Manager: Lorenzi Maria Grazia, Lorenzi Luigi
Responsible for the Cellar: Mascherini Andrea
Hectares cultivated with Cortese: 10 ( 24 acres)
Hectares cultivated with other grapes: 2 (4.8 acres) Barbera
Wine training system: Guyot
Production Zone: The hills of the Ligurian-Piedmont Appennines
Exposure: South, south-west
Type of soil: Clay
Altitude :280-300 metres above sea level (886-960 feet)