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Farms and terroir

30 hectares of vineyards

After World War II the family invested in growing vineyards and creating the winery. Since the twenties, the company has owned and run 30 hectares of arable land and30 hectares of vineyards.Their farms Marandello, Fondo Scaletta, Ca ‘Bianca and Uccelliera are all within the area of origin designation of Lambrusco di Sorbara. Since the nineties also the vine varieties Salamino di Santa Croce, Pignoletto and recently Trebbiano di Spagna have been added and grown in the Garuti farms.

Each land has its own special feature that deserves to be cared for and recorded, to be handed down to future generations. Indeed the amount of production and the quality of the wine are meticulously recorded every year. For example Marandello farm is very different from Cà Bianca: the first has more persistent scents,,is more acid and is grown according to the Charmant method, being processed for a period of twelve / fourteen months. The second is a less aromatic land, ideal to be grown with sweet Lambrusco di Sorbara in purity.

The quality of wine is improved and enriched by preserving and enhancing the natural features of each farm..

Il terroir del Lambrusco

I Lambruschi più pregiati nascono da un terroir ad altissima vocazione, proprio a Sorbara (MO), località nota per l’omonimo Lambrusco.
Nel corso dei secoli i fiumi Secchia e Panaro, che qui per alcuni chilometri si avvicinano fin quasi a toccarsi, hanno reso fertile questa “terra di mezzo” rendendo il fondo sciolto, sabbioso, permeabile e ricco di potassio. L’uomo ha poi plasmato di frutteti e vigneti un paesaggio unico, dagli orizzonti aperti e interrotti solo da casolari ed enormi piante autoctone: pioppi, olmi, querce, a cui ha maritato spesso le viti. Infine il clima dalle forti escursioni stagionali, mitigate dalla presenza dei due fiumi, completa l’opera naturale e umana che permette il miracolo del Lambrusco.

The ancient 'vitis labrusca'

The different vine varieties of Lambrusco – Sorbara, Grasparossa and Salamino di Santa Croce – have all originated from‘Vitis labrusca’, a wild vine growing on the edge of fields since the Roman times. The experts can still find it in the countryside, along the trenches or river banks.

Lambrusco di Sorbara vine variety is hermaphrodite and is pollinated growing it alongside Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce variety.

In ancient times different vines were grown side by side and harvested together. Today the method applied is to grow two strands of Sorbara next to one of Salamino. Having different ripening times, today the vines are mechanically harvested in different times to take advantage of every single feature of the vine. The grapes are then assembled through the most suitable machinery later in the winery..

Lambrusco di Sorbara DOP. Composition: Lambrusco di Sorbara for a minimum of 60% and Lambrusco Salamino for a maximum of 40%.

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