The Historic Vineyards of “Messieri”, “Colle Vecchio”, “Vigneto Madre” and “Grandi Calanchi” produce our traditional wines. These are pure Pecorino and Montepulciano blends created for all occasions and slow aging in the bottle. The mother vines of these native vines, with an age between 33 and 38 years, combined with the pedoclimatic variables create the conditions for real heroic viticulture. The vineyards are surrounded almost entirely by gully canyons and woods, with a slope of more than 30%, and are located near inaccessible ravines that are dominated by clayey cliffs rising up to 100 meters high. This natural environment encourages our special ecosystems. Fragile and complex microcosms are conducive to the repopulation of the native fauna and flora and leaves ample space, both terrestrial and aerial, for the free passage of animals and also the proliferation of insects useful for the biological cycle of grapes.
Within our Estate Vineyards, “San Basso”, “Tara” and “Tenimenti Le Ginestre”, the indigenous varieties that we grow produce all of our estate DOC and IGT wines: Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Passerina and Pecorino. We guarantee a high and constant level of quality through our control of the supply chain and the daily care of our vineyards. These are the vineyards that average in age between 10 and 30 years and occupy an area of about 55 hectares out of our total of 95 hectares. The estates are inserted in a naturalistic complex of considerable value circumscribed by two large gully canyons furrowed by deep ditches which join to form the nearby Fiobbo stream. The microclimate of the “badlands” and these woods provides ideal habitats for viticulture with the intense day and night variences. The cliffs provide a natural shelter from the cold north winds and combined with the rainwater that collects at the bottom of the valley this natural life cycle provides excellent growing conditions. This complex and unique ecosystem created by the natural geography of the land hosts a wide range of animals and plant species, typical of the Mediterranean area, which today represents an authentic heritage of native bio-diversity.