For almost forty years the estate has been the proud owner of an extremely valuable viticultural patrimony, with about 100 hectares of vineyards located at altitudes ranging from 100 to 350 meters above sea level, enjoying an excellent exposure and interesting vegetative materials, which are at present being studied and examined.
Undoubtedly one of the principal objectives the estate is aiming at is that of revaluating the autochthonous species of grapes that have been growing here for over a century, so as to put on the market wines intimately connected with the territory of origin.
It has been decided to increase the presence of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Montepulciano, among the red grape varieties (the estate is entirely located within the ambit of DOC Lago di Corbara). A historical clone of the last named has been identified in the estate: this clone was reproduced in the spring of 2003 and reimplanted in an area that presented a suitable microclimate.
Among the white grape varieties (the estate is one of the oldest areas of DOC Orvieto and can therefore flaunt the specific term “Orvieto Classico” on its labels) it’s worth mentioning an interesting clone of Grechetto, discovered on the estate, that will be faithfully reproduced and used to the best advantage in the new vineyards.
Each new implantation is created under a scrupulous and careful evaluation made by the estate technicians who, after analizing the microclimate and studying the soil profile of every single area within the great extent of the fields, were able to detect wider areas suitable for the vineyards than the ones known in 1970. The physical – chemical – structural analysis of the soil and the evaluation of the deposit and exposure of the fields themselves have allowed the perfect union between the vine and the soil, together with the greatest exaltation of the peculiar tones of the different clones: delicate sensations that can be experienced directly in the glass.