It was 1991 when the Bergamo family realised that the stony “magredi” or “lean lands” of Sequals, in the shadow of the Carnian Alps, were especially well-suited to the production of superior white wines. The varieties identified as most appropriate to the area were pinot grigio, glera (the grape that yields Prosecco) and sauvignon. These varieties have since shown themselves ideal vectors for the area’s quality potential.
From the very start, Ca’ Selva’s rows were managed to the tenets and protocols of organic agriculture, which explains the estate’s motto: HUMANAE ARTIS NATURA MAGISTRA. Translated from the Latin, the phrase tells us that nature is master of all human arts. More specifically, “ars, artis” refers to insightful, imaginative skills, in other words technique with the pinch of creativity needed to obtain an original result instead of merely replicating a model or continuing a tradition.