The family and its commitment

Beginning in 2009, the Poggiali family has taken over responsibility for an adventure that began in the 1970s, launching a process of over-arching recovery and enriching the exceptional viticultural qualities of the area with those of resourcefulness, expertise, far-sightedness, perseverance, sensitivity, and obsessive dedication to quality.   

The three brothers Giovanni, Nicolò, and Domenico commit themselves and La Berta to a new cultural program of cherishing and showcasing their Romagna identity and bringing it with them into the future. 

Soil and Vineyards

Podere La Berta overlooks the Lamone valley nestled in the Tuscan-Romagna Appenines, the former gateway to Florence between Faenza and Brisighella.

Twenty-two acres of clay-rich soil that preserve and pass down the human effort that gives the wine its particular character, infusing the nature’s breath in its deep red and golden white grapes.

In order to be respectful of the growing area character, we work only with native grape varieties, and the wines are the fruit of a near-obsessive purism and minimalist approach that starts in the vineyard and finishes, without compromises, in the bottle.     

We focus our efforts on Sangiovese, in line with family tradition, but we grow Albana, Trebbiano, Pagadebit.

A modest production that is at the same time a compelling account of a growing area.   

Our symbol – Caveja

Romagna is a land of deep-rooted farming traditions. 

The undisputed centrepiece of this collective tradition is the caveja, or special tool made of wrought iron that comes down to us from the Celts. It was used on the four-wheeled ox-carts to hold the yoke fast in case of sudden jerks or too-rapid descents.

Completely hand-made by expert craftsmen, each caveja was unique. They were decorated with large rings that rang out in harmony with the movement of the oxen, and thus every family’s caveja had a distinctive sound.

Since our mission is to recover the values of our rural culture and to encourage the spread of this intimate, unassuming way of life, we chose the caveja as our logo and winery icon.