Podere Anima Mundi
If we were in Bordeaux, Marta's Podere would be called Chateau, but we are in Tuscany and we drink Ciliegiolo in the garden breathing a fraternité that for us is simply friendship.
Podere Anima Mundi is in Usigliano, in the hills of Lari, near the well known city of Pisa, isolated from the world, from the internet when it rains and from the supermarket if you need a bunch of salt to make pasta. In this peaceful harem, Marta lives and works with her 3 sons (!); she raises her vines with the help of her eldest son Krzysztof, respecting the principles of biodynamic agriculture and produces her wines that are now known for their identity in taste and brand. The typical grapes of her area are Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo, Sangiovese, Pugnitello, Foglia Tonda and Vermentino, but Marta, who is a bit crazy, has invested a lot in the recovery of Sauvignon Blanc and Moscato Giallo, which apparently have nothing to do with this terroir, but that always give her great satisfaction in the bottle.
At Anima Mundi you can breathe internationalism: Marta is a little bit Usiglianese, a little bit French and a little bit Polish. She studied Philosophy for years, she understood what terroir is in the south of France and today she never stops studying biodynamics and puts into practice what she has learned by making wine.
The wine cellar of Podere Anima Mundi is small and rustic, full of colored concrete tanks, a few tonneaux recovered from Burgundy and a few steel vats; only indigenous yeasts are used to start the fermentations, the grapes are pressed with a small manual press, locally called 'torchio'. In the vineyard, her plants are full of live and rich in vegetation and every harvest at Marta's house is an experiment.