Grape Wine Varieties

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Grape Wine Varieties

In this part of Umbria on the border with Tuscany, wine growing has been present since ancient times, with a particular vocation for the Sangiovese variety, an autochthonous vine with numerous derivations (Brunello, Nobile di Montepulciano, etc.).

In the last decade the companys vineyards have been completely re-planted, with the aim to create vineyards of medium-high density with 5,000 plants/ha.

The vineyards for the cultivation of Chardonnay were obtained using root cuttings both of massal and clonal selections of Italian and French vines.

The Sangiovese variety is derived in part from the old Sangioveto, already cultivated in our vineyards, and from a broad polyclonal selection, with particular attention to rootstocks, depending on different soil levels.

The Merlot variety was planted in 1997 using polyclonal root cuttings of large structure and high tannic content in combination with the ISV.FV.6, the so-called red peduncle type.

The Cabernet Sauvignon variety, which is used in the compositions of some red wines, was chosen for its elevated and particular organoleptic values.

The latest is Bianco dellUmbria (White of Umbria), with the first vintage in 2008, created from the particular grape mix of Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon and Tocai.