What We Produce
Historical Vineyards • Estates • Olive Groves • Wheat Fields
Our historical vineyards “Messieri”, “Colle Vecchio”, “Vigneto Madre”, and “Grandi Calanchi” are part of our collection of what we call ‘Wines of Memory’. In this category, we also include the pure Pecorino, Passerina and a blend of Montepulciano that we create for special occasions and are suitable for slow ageing in the bottle. The “Mother Vines” of our autochthonous grapes are cultivated with Pecorino, Montepulciano and Sangiovese and the vines are between 30 and 35 years old. Combined with soil and climatic variables our properties create conditions for a vibrant viticulture.
The vineyards are almost entirely surrounded by canyons, ravines and woods with a gradient greater than 30% and are located close to inaccessible areas dominated by 100-meter-high clay cliffs. These barriers help create our special ecosystems. The environment of these fragile and complex microcosms is conducive to the repopulation of native fauna and flora and leaves ample space, both in terms of land and air, for the free passage of animals and the proliferation of insects useful for the biological cycle of the grapes.
From our Estates wineries “San Basso” and “Tara”, the Italian native grapes that we grow produce all of our D.O.C. and I.G.T. territory wines: Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Passerina and Pecorino. We guarantee a high and constant level of quality through our supply chain control and daily care of our vineyards. The vineyards owned by our family are between 20 and 30 years old and cover an area of about 30 hectares within the estate’s total 95 hectares. The vines grow in a natural habitat of considerable value contained by two large canyon ravines, furrowed by deep ditches, which join to form the nearby stream called Fiobbo. The typical microclimate of these “badlands” and woods make this an ideal environment for viticulture thanks to the intense day and then cool night temperature alterations. While providing natural shelter from the cold north winds offered by the cliffs, as well as the generous availability of rain water, that pools downstream as a result of natural water and weather cycles, this complex ecosystem generated by the unique geography not only hosts a wide range of animal and plant species typical of the Mediterranean region but helps to define our authentic heritage that is based on indigenous bio-diversity.
From the Estate Olive Groves, Frantoio, Leccino and Carboncella, we obtain hand-picked olives. These are cold pressed, using mechanical means of cold pressing, and this creates our superlative Tenuta Cocci Grifoni Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.
The olive trees are immersed in our estates wineries surrounded by fruit trees and fields, as well as numerous herb gardens and wooded areas. Small, specially designated olive groves are dedicated to the cultivation of the variety “Tenera Ascolana del Piceno, D.O.P.”.
Fields of Wheat
Our arable lands are located in the estate “Tenimenti Le Ginestre” where the south-east side of the property overlooks the sea and the internal side of the land faces an area of wild gullies, enclosed by the vineyards. The slopes that descend towards the plains offer fertile ground for durum wheat, chickpeas, cicerchie (a heritage pea) and other legumes that are interspersed with Mediterranean plants that characterize the landscape. A fascinating and attractive area for hiking that is still relatively unknown.