Meracinque is the stor y of a crop, a family, and its land. 5 sisters who, af ter many years apart, come together with the same wish: give life to the best Carnaroli rice ever made. A unique rice, which would both revolutionise production methods and would be a resource for the whole area. That’s where Meracinque arises from It grows into a generous soil and turns into a wholly f lavoursome strong grain.
Meracinque only sows 100% Carnaroli seeds and not sub-varieties, that’s why our rice it is defined as “Carnaroli Classico”, considered the "king of rices" by all the experts. We are based in Roncoferraro, Mantua: a strip of land between Veneto and Lombardy regions with a clay-loamy soil ideal for this cereal. Unique in Italy for its geo-physical characteristics. The result is a fullbodied and fragrant grain, recognized by many star chefs.
Meracinque practices 4.0 agriculture (practiced only by 1% of Italian farmers) using latest technologies to optimize the quality of the harvest and reduce to zero the environmental impact.
This is how the first MicroNatural® rice was born, cultivated with an innovative Japanese method that guarantees the good health of the plant while keeping healthy the environment of the rice paddy with micronized rock powder and natural microorganisms. The rice is aged for a year to absorb more nutrients, becomes more consistent and keeps cooking better.
Our Carnaroli is dried at low temperature in natural gas dryers and has no fractures and hydrocarbon residues.
Sustainability is a core value for the company that announces the launch of a new 100% compostable packaging - the packaging decomposes in 90 days in organic waste without leaving any trace of microplastic. Closing our sustainable cycle from seed to pack.
Meracinque is a rice from our lands which benefit from biotechnologies developed in Japan: a food of the world.
It renews the traditional rice crop propelling it into a future sustainableagriculture. Meracinque is the rice of wonders.