The company's vineyards are situated at an altitude of 450-500 meters a.s.l., on the slopes of the Umbrian hills going down towards the Valdichiana area. At the beginning of the 1990s, the necessary chemical and physical soil analyses were carried out to identify different soil types of the territory in order to make the correct choice of rootstocks, depending on the type of soil. The particular meteorological and climatic location of this area, characterized by rainy, cold winters and dry, hot summers, permits the correct maturation of grapes, which in the last few years was definitely earlier than usual. The grape harvest takes place from August to September; grapes are picked by hand, transported to the wine cellar and immediately processed.
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.