Right in the heart of Italy, with Rome as its capital, Lazio as a wine region is not always known for its quality. Having settled at the northern limit of the region, Gian-Marco Antonuzi and Clémentine Bouveron are working to change this reputation, striving for very stringent viticulture: respect for biodiversity and the environment, biodynamic farming and natural vinification.
The Azienda Agricola Le Coste was created in 2004 by Gian-Marco Antonuzi and Clémentine Bouveron in Gradoli, at the northern tip of Lazio, on the volcanic hillsides overlooking Lake Bolsena. The estate now has 7 hectares of vines – 4 hectares of old vines plus 3 hectares of young vines planted at 10,000 vines/hectare – but also olive trees, meadows and woods. In the management of their vines, the Clémentine and Gian-Marco display an ardent desire to refuse monoculture and to promote biodiversity and respect for a rich environment. In viticulture, this approach translates into biodynamic farming and natural vinification without inputs or corrective interventions: whites and reds released as simple "table wines", made from many local grape varieties; natural, very free, healthy and expressive wines.