The cellar’s underground position allows the temperature to be kept constant throughout the year and greatly limits energy consumption. The structure’s tunnel shape fits perfectly into the Podernovi hill, and also allows for a logical and natural journey for the wine, from receiving the grapes to the vinification.
Placed outside and directly above the wine cellar, the vents take advantage of the area’s constant natural ventilation. They are made of lightweight aluminum, orient themselves according to the direction of the wind’s currents and, as a result of the Venturi effect, extract the hot air produced during fermentation.
This labyrinth of pipes runs along the entire structure and supplies a natural source of humid, cool air which is used to moderate the temperature of the cellar where the wine is ageing. The humidity, extracted from the hill’s soil, is introduced into the ageing cellar where the wooden barrels are arranged on special vents which automatically close when the desired environmental parameters are achieved in the cellar.
Made of hygroscopic tuff, it carries out an important regulating action in the barrel cellar. The porous stones absorb or release moisture, equilibrating the cellar’s environmental conditions.