The vineyards of "La luna del rospo" are one of the best Barbera sites in Agliano Terme and are listed in the prestigious directory of Italy as "Cru Eccelsi" for Barbera.
The Location and its grounds are ideal for the wine, especially the Barbera wines. For now there are nearly 7 hectares under vines. The average age of the vines is extremely high, most far over 40 years old. The wine-growing estate is managed by Renate Schütz with love and expertise. She attaches great value & importance to a respectful handling of the environment and the highest quality of its wines.
At "La luna del rospo", the wine is processed and cultivated with dedication from the cut up to the harvesting of wine-grapes exclusively by manual labour. We do believe that "nature" is not only "the green one out there", but also that we are all part of it.
Whoever hurts nature, harms himself and the whole environment.
Here the wine is not just being made, "the wine comes from the grape". And it is important to accompany her so that she can make her work as good as possible.
The many-voice interplay of a species-rich in flora and fauna as diverse as possible is intended to enable the winesticks to give us their best.
A maximization of biodiversity not only because diversity and species richness make life more beautiful, healthier and more interesting, but also from the absolute conviction that we get only such special and extraordinary results.
Sometimes coincidence helps. With Renate Schütz it was an incredible chain of coincidences that brought her to Piedmont in 1994.
In her "earlier" life, she studied and worked with one of Germany's best-known natural philosopher, until she decided to test the theory in practice:
a different kind of agro-culture should be a culture that is not only in harmony with nature, but one that also achieves the highest quality.
With enthusiasm, passion, and a tormented degree of "eco-fundamentalism", she has since then paid homage to the "genius loci" not only in terms of "terroir" and position, but also, her above all natural companionship, respect, and awareness To give the gratitude that makes this place a "paradise with a connected workplace", as sometimes it is called lovingly growling.