Founded and managed by Elisabetta Tommasoni, with the support of her two sons Filippo and Andrea, Azienda Agricola Poggio La Luna is located in the heart of Maremma Toscana, in a still uncontaminated environment, where grapevines and olive trees are grown without pesticides, and where bees make their precious nectar without fear of insecticides.
The company is based near Scansano, in Maremma Toscana DOC, a hilly area not far from the sea. The land is a challenging one – verging on the hostile, clayey and stony – needing lots of love, attention and work, but if it gets all this, it reciprocates. The estate’s objective is to promote the local area with top quality products, the outcome of ongoing and constant research in full respect for local traditions. Poggio La Luna respects Nature, all of it. This is the basis for our organic choice – currently under way – to respect our eco-system to the full.
In our estate of 18 hectares, of which 4 are currently under vine, grapevines are farmed using organic methods supplemented by a number of bio-dynamic practices, such as reducing the use of machines to a minimum and letting grass grow between the vines to enhance the soil’s organic substances and biodiversity. The grapes come from two vineyards. The older of the two – restored to use after a period of semi-abandonment – is farmed to Sangiovese, Canaiolo bacca nera and Ciliegiolo, while the younger vineyard has Merlot and Petit Verdot vines. We also make honey, extra virgin olive oil and grappa at the estate.