The next step
After a careful analysis of the characteristics of the soil and of the climatic conditions, and taking to heart the experience of local wine producers, we planted, in spring 2010, a 5500 metre vineyard with the grape varieties typical of the Bordeaux blend: cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot.
The distance between rows is 1.30 m., between vines it is 0.75 m. (10,000 vines per hectare). Vineyard management combines the methods associated with high quality – low yield per vine and agricultural operations aimed at promoting uniform grape maturation – with the utilization of natural products so as to guarantee balance for both soil and vines.
Quality begins with the grapes
We chose to plant vines to exploit a beautiful and uncontaminated territory.
The very rich soil has a balanced clayey and sandy composition with travertine rock and stones. We can generally count on regular rainfalls throughout the year.
In the spring of 2010 we planted a 5500 metre vineyard with some of the most typical Bordeaux varieties – cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot – which we felt would really flourish in this particular kind of soil. The distance of 1.30 m between rows and of 0.75 m. between vines is very small (1.30 x 0.75 metres means 10,000 vines per hectare), and gives a low yield per vine, which helps produce fruit that is already concentrated when it’s harvested in the vineyard.
From the first day of cultivation we have worked to preserve the balance we found when we arrived, respecting the natural cycles of both vines and soil.
Appropriate pruning in winter and attentive green pruning in summer allow the grapes to mature uniformly. When they reach maturity we begin the harvest, carefully identifying each variety we pick and vinifying each one separately.