Giovanni Corino has 9 hectares of vineyards in the area of La Morra, with an annual production of about 50,000 bottles.
The philosophy of the company is based on a few essential principles: great care for the work in the vineyards to obtain high quality wines while keeping their character and respecting the nature that surrounds us. For this reason Corino uses mostly copper and sulphur-based products and avoid pesticides, thus respecting the land, the environment and the health of the consumer. Corino uses only natural fertilizers and reduces the yield of the vine by pruning twice during the summer months so as to carefully select the bunches. In this way the remaining grapes reach perfect ripeness and balance and a consequent superior quality.
A further selection is made during the harvest where the grapes are picked exclusively by hand, as most of the work in the vineyard. Both the maceration and alcoholic fermentation processes take place in rotary fermenters at controlled temperatures, processes which happen spontaneously, without adding any yeast. Ageing in wood is done using small French oak barrels. The wines are not filtered or clarified, they are just naturally decanted following their true nature. The level of sulphites is normally 50% lower than what the Italian legal requirements allow.