In Trentino a 'maso' is a typical rural construction where life has a particular pace and where the culture of farming is deeply rooted in the ground. This is also the case of MASO MARTIS. In the late 19th century it was the Vintage House, the home of the 'masadori', the peasant family who worked on the land for their nobleman.
The estate is in Martignano, at the foot of Mount Calisio, in a small village above the city of Trento. It lies 450 m. a.s.l. in a splendid position kissed by the sun where nature, skill, passion and dedication blend and pulsate in the wines produced, authentic jewels of Trentino.
A profound relationship with the territory is part of the inspiration of Maso Martis: a passion for wine therefore becomes love for the culture of traditions, crafts and products that express the character of a land.
Maso Martis contributes to the spreading of such a culture with its wine and also through participation in the Strada del Vino e dei Sapori di Trento Città del Concilio (www.enotourtrento.it), of which it is a founder member, and through close collaboration with the Ecomuseo dell'Argentario.(www.ecoarge.net)
Maso Martis: the magic spell of a ritual that comes down to us from farming tradition to mingle with our daily routine. This story began in the 80s, when the Stelzer family bought an ancient farmhouse of masadori - peasant families that worked the land for the aristocratic landowners - in the Martignano hills, at the foot of Monte Calisio (or Argentario) above Trento, and made it into a place where nature, technique and passion could come together: the old stalls were converted for use as a cellar for ageing wine and sparkling wines and the barns were transformed into areas for wine-making and bottling, a laboratory, grape drying sheds, and offices, and the hay loft became a dwelling.
The surrounding land has been cultivated since the late 19th century, and is situated at 450 metres a.s.l., with excellent exposure, caressed by mountain breezes. It was cleared in 1986 when 12 hectares were planted with grapevines which are cultivated with special care: short pruning, organic fertilization, drip irrigation, and grape bunch thinning.
The first vintage - 150 quintals of grapes which made a base for sparkling wine - was 1990, a date which coincides with the start of the spumante production to which Antonio and Roberta Stelzer have dedicated their enterprise. Even today the pace of the maso and its land is expressed by Maso Martis products: well-structured wines, heady fragrances, elegant and harmonious flavours.
These are the Talento by Maso Martis, expression of a philosophy that makes quality a fact and essence a source of intense delicacy.