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Meeting place of vines, human beings and the land

The estate's vineyards extend for 103 hectares on the hill opposite Orvieto. The soil, volcanic in origin, relatively poor in organic substances and rich in potassium, determines the product of the vines, reducing their vigour and producing richer and juicier grapes. Within these common characteristics, there are variations of exposure, water availability and microclimatic conditions that create three zones that lend themselves to the cultivation of different varieties of grape. This allows us to choose the ecosystem most suited to each variety and at the same time to experiment with the whole range of variations that the different vines can produce in the three areas depending on the multiple soil management choices, so as to choose only the best solutions. A labour of passion and dedication that has been going on for 150 years.



Belvedere
This piece of approximately 45 hectares is characterised by a south-east exposure, which makes it sunny right from the first rays of the morning sun but with cool temperatures in the afternoon. This, together with the vicinity of a boundary wood gives a mild climate favourable to development and to respect for the aroma of the grapes. White grape varieties above all are grown here, Trebbiano, Malvasia, Verdello, Drupeggio, Grechetto and Sauvignon blanc. So we get Berganorio, Lunato and Traluce.

Citerno
This is 29 hectares with a south-west exposure that benefit from the sun from morning to night, with good temperature swings from night to day but with a climate mitigated by surrounding woods, conditions which facilitate the synthesis and maintenance of aromas and at the same time a good synthesis of sugars and polyphenol substances. A soil suitable for obtaining white grapes that will make rich aromatic wines and red grapes that are rich and fragrant. Here the varieties of Orvieto classico used for the vino amabile are grown, the best Grechetto, Sangiovese, Cantaiolo and the Moscato and Sauvignon for raisin wines. So here we get Rasenna, Sole Uve, Il Raggio, Monaldesco and, in part, Lunato and Rosso di Spicca.

Spicca
This is the sunniest part of the estate, some 29 hectares with south-west exposure that allows the plants to benefit from the sun's rays from dawn till dusk. The area, with no surrounding woods, is open land and subject in September and October to plenty of daily temperature swings, which encourage the synthesis and build-up of sugars and the polyphenol substances that are indispensable for the quality of red wines. Many of the red grape varieties are cultivated in this area, in particular, Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. So here we get Rosso di Spicca, Accordo, Calanco and Gaudio.