Masut da Rive
The Gallo family has been making wine in Isonzo for over 60 years. In the 1970s, Silvano Gallo focused the estate on quality, introducing stainless steel tanks for fermentation, temperature control to preserve fruit character, and minimal handling of the wines to express terroir. Silvanos sons, Fabrizio and Marco, have now taken over after graduating from the school of Enology in Udine. With the ideas of a new generation the estate is counted amongst the top producers of the region.
The agricultural practices adopted by Masùt da Rive are deeply orientated to sustainability, with a focus on agricultural ethics.
In Masùt da Rive vineyards, the only weed control technique used is the mechanical under-vine weeding (without glyphosate). This method is important to reduce the competition between weeds and vines, in sourcing water and nutrients from the soil. As far as energy is concerned, they rely on renewable energy par excellence, the sun: covers all of their energy needs.
Respecting the natural cycle of the grapevine is the guiding principle that drives their work. Nature is not betrayed in the winery and tradition is revered.