The guardian of our vines

Our guardian, the talisman of La Marciana, is a Gecko (Tarentola mauritanica).

During the first harvest, when we were working on the sorting table, we found it in a bunch of grapes. It could not move because of the cold. Our grapes are harvested by hand in small cases and then placed in a cold room overnight; this allows us to work with natural yeast populations that develop as the temperature increases.

Our gecko was cold. We took care of him and put him back in his natural environment. Every year since then, he has protected our grapes and brought us luck.