Fattoria di Caspri

Region Tuscany, Italy

Winemaker Bertrand Habsiger

Here’s the thing about Bertrand Habsiger: You know how there’s a big difference between a person who does yoga, or even teaches yoga, and a true yogi? Well, Bertrand doesn’t just farm biodynamically. He is a biodynamicist. He lives his whole life and makes all his decisions using biodynamic principles and in accordance with the biodynamic calendar. He picked out the property for his Fattoria Di Caspri winery over 10 years ago, when he was commissioned by a friend to go to Italy and make the most natural wine possible. What does “the most natural wine possible” even mean? Easy answer: No synthetic chemicals in the vineyard. No added yeasts. No acidification. No filtering. No additives. Nothing put in, nothing taken out. Organic. Biodynamic. One thing we’ve learned by tasting a lot of organic and biodynamic wine is that it doesn’t immediately mean that the wine tastes good. But in the case of Bertrand’s Caspri wines, it does.

Philosophy: Bertrand is deeply committed to biodynamic farming principles including dedicated use of the Maria Thun biodynamic calendar. Being able to predict what the weather will be like in the growing seasons helps him decide how to prune in the early spring which is critically important. Vineyard treatments include tisane (hot water with herbs) and decoction (cold water with extracts). Bertrand’s no-till method (no tools penetrate the earth more than 10cm) means the earth is not disturbed. The goal is to make wines with personality and enjoy them with natural food and good people! If you have extreme natural wine accounts, ones that no wine can be natural enough for, this one will win them over.

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Winery Data

Vineyard Size9 ha

Total Winery Production14400 Bottles

FarmingCertified Organic, Certified Biodynamic

CertificationSuolo e Salute, Demeter

Grapes Planted (Red)Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Pinot Noir, Syrah

Grapes Planted (White)Trebbiano, Malvasia

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