Società Agricola Bisci
The Bisci farm is the result of the passion of brothers Giuseppe and Pierino Bisci for their territory and their land. In 1972 they bought an estate of about 25 hectares and transformed it over the years in one of the reference estates in the production of Verdicchio di Matelica. Today Mauro and Tito Bisci, sons of Giuseppe, are the owners of the company. The property is situated in Matelica in between the provinces of Macerata and Ancona. It covers an area of about 25 hectares, entirely within the territory of Verdicchio di Matelica DOC. The 20 hectares of vineyards are organic farmed (CCPB certified), more than 17 hectares of which are under Verdicchio di Matelica vines and a bit more than 2 hectares are cultivated with red grapes such as Sangiovese and Merlot. The vineyards are located in mid-hill at an altitude that goes from 320 to 370 meters above sea level, slightly sloping and in prevalence exposed to the south.
The Bisci cellar located at the center of the vineyards, was built in 1980, partly adapting the old country houses and partly building new annexes. Viticultural practices have always been at high quality standards and nowadays follow organic protocols (certified by PPCB). Sulphur and copper base products are utilized and “Managed” cover crops between the rows of vines are used. If the necessity arises, the soil is tilled in order to avoid hydric competition with the vines. When needed, organic fertilizer (manure) is used after the harvest.
“ Bisci is a heavyweight in the small Verdicchio di Matelica denomination. Size and quality go hand in hand here, and Bisci's Verdicchio wines are among the best of the Marche. I especially like the fact that they are very faithful to the Matelica terroir: steely and refined, with a dry Riesling-like quality to them. ”
- IAN D'AGATA -