Eight hectares of land in the Tuscan Maremma, that from the hills closed to Marsiliana slopes down, along the plain, to the sea. Palmo di Terra, our family-run farm business, is located here, where we chose to live and work in a job that we like, growing high-quality organic products (wine, oil, and saffron).
We redesigned our company’s map according to nature’s time. We planted Mediterranean Scrub woods with 1,400 trees. We handled the new grafts in the vineyard and extended olive cultivation to almost 700 trees, mostly of the Frantoiano and Leccino varieties. We rediscovered the saffron cultivation, which had gone lost in the Maremma area. We also cultivate a vegetable garden and a fruit garden with approximately 100 plants mainly for on-farm consumption.
The vineyard is 90 meters above sea level on hills looking south-west with clayey-chalky land. Sangiovese and Montepulciano (and now Alicante) grapes are cultivated according to organic farming standards. Winemaking is done according to the traditional “red method”, with grape maceration at controlled temperature for 15-20 days. Montepulciano wine is aged is small barrels, while Sangiovese wine is aged in steel tanks, then refined in bottles. The product is a clear, deep ruby-red wine with delicate blackberry flavor and a long, pleasant aftertaste.
Our farmhouse was remodeled according to bio-architecture standards, including hot water and electricity produced using the sun’s energy. We set up two apartments with kitchen, roof terraces and arbors overlooking the sunset, a little house with restroom.
The swimming pool is among flowers, surrounded by greenery. Everyone can go jogging, walking, or biking on the paths and in the countryside around our farmhouse.
This is also a good place to cultivate idleness – reading, talking, cooking, listening to music – or to get in touch with the mysteries of the Etruscan civilization, with evocative architecture of towns on rocks and with the Argentario sea.
Palmo di Terra is located 6 km from the Albegna River and 7 km from the Castle of Marsiliana. It is 20 minutes from the sea, with the pine groves and beaches of Feniglia and Giannella, while the Thermal Baths of Saturnia in the surrounding hills beyond our farm can be reached by car in 15 minutes.