Mani di Luna - 2019 - Ametistas
Mani di Luna - 2019 - Ametistas


Umbria, Italy

Fattoria Mani di Luna was born in 2012 as the joint effort of three long-time friends, Simone, Rocco and Alessandro (Alessandro and Rocco played in a band together for years and Rocco and Simone were classmates in Perugia studying agronomy). Their shared love of nature and agriculture, coupled with a desire to rejuvenate the soil and vines through organic and biodynamic practices, is the driving force behind the project. The vines are certified organic, but the friends make use of biodynamic preparations, composts and adhere to the lunar cycles in viticulture and production. In their eyes, biodynamics allows for the vineyard to express itself better. The healthy grapes are imprinted with the natural rhythms of a growing season, which prepares them for “good” fermentations. This allows Simone, Rocco and Alessandro to eschew significant manipulation of the grapes in the winery. (Louis Dressner)