• Located in the city of Trento in the heart of Italy’s alpine Trentino region. • The La-Vis cooperative includes more than 800 growers, with an average of one hectare planted to vine among them. • More than 800 hectares (1970 acres) of vineyards farmed by hand, in strict compliance with monitoring by Italy’s Integrated Crop Management National Quality System. • Pioneer of the Quality and Zoning project, completed and implemented more than 30 years ago, that enhances the importance of “the right vine in the right place”, encouraging the cultivation of both native and international grape varieties. • Quality, territoriality, and eco-sustainability to achieve authentic wines unmatched in their price class. • Roughly 80 percent of its production is white wine: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Müller Thurgau. Its members also grow native red varieties including Schiava, Pinot Nero, Merlot, Teroldego, and Lagrein. • Soil rich in minerals: sandstone deposits and Dolomites rocks. • Moderate cool climate: hills located at the foot of the Alps. • Vineyards planted on steep hills, as high as 800 meters above sea level (2625 feet). • Traditional cultivation method and hand-harvesting.
More than 30 years ago, the La-Vis cooperative launched a pioneering subzone survey and study of Trentino vineyards that would entirely transform viticulture in the region. Today, all of its growers use the best-suited sites for the given grape variety, thus increasing quality and terroir expression.
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