Between viticulture and the mountains there is an exclusive, absolute, selective and, in some ways, ferocious bond. Each detail counts: a few meters of altitude can drastically change harvest times, and vegetation, aromas and maturation are strongly influenced by exposure or the passage of hot and cold currents. In the mountains, only the most resistant grapes endure, those that are able to adapt better to the extreme climatic conditions. This is why Maison Anselmet's viticulture is a delicate matter of experimental strategy
. Each new plant takes place after a scrupulous “reading” of the land – plot by plot, parcel by parcel – cataloging the pedoclimatic characteristics of each territory to select the type of farming and the vine that will best respond to the severe needs of the mountain microclimate and the inflexibility of its elements.
In the mountains there are no recipes, viticulture is hard work, observation skills and promptness of action. Maison Anselmet manages each plot in a completely manual
manner, chiseling each agronomic process on the real needs of the plants. The goal is to place each row in a condition that will enable it to give its best, reaching the full ripeness of the grapes and the fullest expression of the vine within its pedoclimate. Treatments are reduced to the bare minimum, a condition favored by the uniqueness of the mountain climate, which limits the proliferation of harmful insects and, thanks to draining soils and natural ventilation, counteracts the onset of mold and rot.