Not a soil but a succession of soils
Francesca Moretti loves to sink her hands in the soil and also for this reason she wanted the estate to retain its original agricultural DNA intact. First of all, this is an agricultural company: here cultivation and breeding goes on, in the respect of biodiversity. Particular attention is paid to the safeguarding of ancient and threatened breeds and varieties, such as the black Valdarno, white Valdarnese and Livorno hens, which will shortly be joined by Cinta Senese and Grigio Toscano pigs, and Montecristo goats, the only example of goats living in the wild since ancient times and at risk of extinction, received in custody from the Tuscany region for the only purpose of safekeeping. A cheese production project is also being planned with a team from the University of Florence which follows a flock near Podere Flecetone, on the Amiata mountain.
Cultivation of vegetables and wild salads for use in the kitchen will go hand in hand with the cultivation of ancient seeds, stored and exchanged within the Tuscan Cultivators network, of which Petra is a member. The winery restaurant celebrates hospitality and discovery, and is open by appointment for the tasting of typical local products, in combination with wines from the estate.