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GEO-PEDOLOGICAL INFLUENCES ON THE PECULIARITIES OF THE VIGNA VESCOVO AND LE PRATA VINEYARDS (which have similar geo-pedological characteristics)

The marked temperature ranges due to the altitude contribute to a better phenolic composition, to the synthesis of elegant and complex aromas and to a significant reduction in acid breakdown after veraison.


The discreet depth of these hilly soils, combined with a good structure, balanced composition and good internal drainage with a water supply that is never excessive, guarantees balanced development of the vine.
The significant presence of very altered Pliocene pebbles, together with an acid pH, favors the release of precious minerals and trace elements that are useful for the vine and precursors of the synthesis of intense, persistent, elegant, fruity olfactory notes.
The wines obtained are particularly elegant and fragrant, moderately structured, aromatic, spicy and complex.


Vigna del Vescovo

6000 m, vineyard planted in 2017
Plantation arrangement 75/230

Vigna del Vescovo soil characteristics
The vineyard extends along a modestly sloping linear hillside with north-westerly exposure, made up of polygenic marine conglomerates from the Pliocene era (3-5 million years old) at an average altitude of 515 meters.
The reddish-colored soils are moderately deep, rich in pebbles and altered heavy stone, with a well-structured, well-drained, non-calcareous, predominantly sandy-clayey loam composition, with an acid pH and a moderate water reserve.
 

Vigna le Prata

approximately 1 hectare, vineyard planted in 1988
Plantation arrangement 120/300 spurred cordon

Vigneto Le Prata soil characteristics
The vineyard extends along a shelf in the hillside, made up of polygenic marine conglomerates from the Pliocene era (3-5 million years old) at an average altitude of 507 meters.
Its brown, reddish-brown-colored soils are usually deep, with frequent heavy stone consisting of well-altered pebbles, with a well-structured, well-drained, non-calcareous, predominantly sandy- clayey loam composition, with an acid pH and a high water reserve.
 

GEO-PEDOLOGICAL INFLUENCES ON THE PECULIARITIES OF THE VIGNA MASSIMO AND S. PROSPERO VINEYARDS (which have similar geo-pedological characteristics)

The discreet depth of these hilly soils, combined with a good structure and good internal drainage with a water supply that is never excessive, guarantees balanced development of the vine. The moderate presence of limestone ensures elegance, persistent olfactory notes and intense aromaticity.

The balanced texture with a significant content of clay released by the marly fraction of the limestone favors a robust structure and intense color.
The mineral component of the sandy fraction created by sandstone fragments induces the synthesis of fine olfactory notes of mixed berries and red fruits.
The wines obtained are potent and rich in polyphenols and color, with a long aging potential, intense, robust in structure and high in aromaticity.


Vigna Massimo

7800 m, vineyard planted in 1972
Plantation arrangement 125/290 spurred cordon

Vigneto Massimo soil characteristics
The vineyard extends along a convex, gently sloping hillside with westerly exposure, at an average altitude of 500 meters. From a geological point of view, the area is characterized by the presence of the Sillano-Santa Fiora Formation of the Upper Cretaceous-Paleocene period (60-75 million years ago), made up of clay, marly limestone, siltstone and calcite (carbonate granules the size of clay and silt.
They are deep and well-structured, well-drained soils with a useful depth of about 120 cm, containing frequent heavy stone consisting mainly of fragments of marly limestone and siltstone, with a predominantly clayey loam texture, moderately calcareous, a subalkaline pH and a high water reserve.
 

Vigna San Prospero

Approximately 5000 m, vineyard planted in 1998
Plantation arrangement 100/290 spurred cordon

Vigneto San Prospero soil characteristics
The vineyard extends along a convex, gently sloping hillside with south, south-westerly exposure, at an average altitude of 495 meters. From a geological point of view, the area is characterized by the presence of the Sillano-Santa Fiora Formation of the Upper Cretaceous-Paleocene period (60-75 million years ago), made up of clay, marly limestone, siltstone and calcite (carbonate granules the size of clay and silt) and occasionally limestone.
They are moderately deep and moderately-structured.