Crocizia

Crocizia

Pastorello, Emilia 
Marco Rizzardi 
2ha. under vine 
10,000 bottles produced per year. 
Biodynamic viticulture 


Marco and his father Aurelio relocated from Parma to Pastorello in 1992, founding this tiny farm-estate. The vines are entirely surrounded by forest, meaning they can be farmed truly biodynamically without any interference from the periphery. The incredibly hard and infertile land here meant that the estate’s first sellable vintage wasn’t until 2002. All of the wines are naturally refermented in bottle, the traditional technique of the region. Marco’s small winemaking project supplements his main income from farming and beekeeping.