Case winery: embedded in natural beauty
Case is a small family run independent winery in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. The winery was established in 1988 in the Val Trebbia hills, which is known for its incredible natural beauty.
Searching for the perfect conditions
The first vineyards at the winery were planted in 1998 following significant time spent analysing the characteristics of the soil and the local climate. The results of this research showed that the land is perfect for the growth of pinot noir vines and some other white grape varietals. The initial vineyard was relatively small and covered a total area of 3200 square meters. Two years later a further 7500 square meters of vines were added and today Case is a booming winery that produces distinctive and unique wines. The soil that the Case vineyards are planted on sits approximately 600 meters above sea level and is a mixture of limestone and clay. The percentage of clay increases as one approaches the edge of the hill on which the vineyard is perched which means that the vines situated here produce fewer grapes that are much more concentrated with characteristic mineral aromas.
Following natural production principles
The vineyards are all worked using traditional methods focussed on growing a healthy vine and soil ecosystem. No chemical herbicides or industrial fertilizers are used except for the moderate use of dusting sulphur and copper.
The main objective of the wine makers at Case is to produce wine that stands apart from other Italian and international wines and that have a changing taste dependant on the growing conditions of the year