Ságona

Location: Pratomagno, Tuscany
Year Established: 2012
Size: 4 hectares
Varieties: Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Bianca, Malvasia Nera, Sangiovese, Trebbiano
Viticulture: Certified organic
Vinification: No fining, light filtering. Native yeasts, no temperature control. Cement vats. Minimal sulfur.

Sàgona is a small mountain farm, artisan winery, and rustic tavern located in Pratomagno, a remote and hilly area of Tuscany. It is run by Daniele Corrotti and his wife Barbara, with the help of family and friends.
Danielle rents tiny plots here which all together make up about 4 hectares of vines averaging around 40 years old. The varieties are all native to the area: Sangiovese for the most part, but also Malvasia Nera, Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Bianca and Trebbiano. The soil composition is a mix of sand, clay and sedimentary rocks. The vineyards are part of a vibrant ecosystem which also includes the olive trees from which they make their excellent oil. There are  fruit tree orchards, herbs and vegetables – all of which are utilized in the kitchen of their tavern. The farming is organic (certified); copper and sulfur use is kept to the bare minimum. Their thoughtful technique involves careful pruning, natural grass-growth, the use of leftover organic material from the oil production, along with careful selection in the vineyards and at least two harvest passes. Fermentation (with indigenous yeasts) generally takes place in cement vats with no temperature control. No clarifications are made and the filtrations are very light. They make three white wines – Fonfon, Primi Passi, and ViNotte; along with two reds – Gattorosso and Sàgona.