Altea Illotto is a family-owned winery, founded by Maurizio Altea (agronomist) and Adele Illotto (winemaker), which exclusively vinifies grapes from its own vineyards, which have been cultivated using organic farming methods since 1993 (the first in Sardinia with organic certification in the viticulture), which excludes the use of synthetic chemicals.
Five hectares of vineyard falling within the Sibiola IGT appellation, the smallest territory delimitation in Sardinia, which includes only the most vocated soils in the municipality of Serdiana in southern Sardinia.
Indigenous and traditional grape varieties (Cannonau, Carignano, Monica,Sardinian Barbera, Muristellu, Girò, for reds, Nuragus, Nasco, Vermentino, Moscato and Malvasia Sarda for whites) bred mainly by sapling and Guyot Poussard (called in the area
carriadroxia cun s'appicamantella), on white, clayey marly soils in the low hills of Serdiana. To maintain soil fertility, green manure and temporary grassing are practiced, no input from outside.
Strictly manual harvesting in small perforated boxes, with selection of the bunches, so that the grapes arrive at the winery healthy and intact.
In winemaking, spontaneous fermentations (because we believe that natural indigenous yeasts also contribute to the expression of the terroir) and very low doses of sulfur.
In their strongly identifiable wines, one can recognize the desire to produce quality wines, but also to resist the rampant standardization of taste, the love for the land and the environment.