The story of a young woman that, as well as others, is an heir of a past that keeps an eye on the future
It is in Ranzo, a small hamlet located in the Arroscia Valley, in the province of Imperia, that we find the premises of the farm A Maccia. Carlotta Carminati, winemaker and owner of “A Maccia, tells us that “The farm was established by her great grandad Giovanni”. Since then, four generations of women have passed on the family heritage, taking care of the territory with passion and competence, producing PDO wines and extra vergin taggiasco olive oil.
“Our farm is an all female business” tells us Carlotta “all our surnames are different, that’s why we have chosen the name A Maccia, that in Ligurian dialect means “the spot”.
The farm produces PDO Ligurian wines, among which Pigato, Rossese and Ormeasco and monocultivar taggiasco extra vergin olive oil. The family tradition, well matches with the spirit of innovation of the young women that run the business at present. A perfect bond that tells us about the efforts of a young generation of winemakers, they have learnt from the past in order to improve the present, respecting the traditions and the territory.
“My approach to the world of wine is very different compared to that of my great grand mother” admits Carlotta and adds that “Two years ago I decided to create a new vineyard to produce Vermentino wine, and increase the number of labels available.
Even if Pigato is the feather in the cap of “A Maccia”, and also Carlotta’s favourite wine, the farm has great plans for the future. Experimenting is the code word, a priority to improve the quality and why not, also the quantity of wine produced. It’s from this concept that “Collezione” was created, it’s something different from the usual Pigato, a late harvest, 24 hour maceration pre fermentation, and classic white wine making. The result is a wine with more structure, body and higly scented.
Carlotta has many other projects in mind: this year she has looked after the production of three extra dry sparkling wines: “Lory” a white wine with Pigato grapes, “Rose” a rose wine with Rossese grapes and “Bho” a red wine with Rossese grapes. This was a sort of bet to meet the tastes of a younger audience.