Finally in USA “THE” Rice !! Best Chefs Choice….The only 100% Italian Carnaroli….Riserva San Massimo…..The rice is cultivated exclusively inside the Riserva. The soil on which the agricultural enterprise San Massimo stands – a cove of the Ticino river that changed its course over the years – turned out to be extraordinarily fertile. In the whole area a very rich, peaty soil can be found, that develops from vegetative remains and microorganisms. Due to the water’s acidity they don’t corrode completely, thus keeping the soil so fertile that it does not need a lot of manuring. Only in rare cases organic substances (grape marc, green manure and other vegetal materials) are used as a supplement.