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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 companyĺs 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 dellĺUmbria (White of Umbria), with the first vintage
in 2008, created from the particular grape mix of Pinot
Blanc, Sauvignon and Tocai.