The perfect balance between magnesium and potassium favors the correct development of the physiological processes of the vine.
The higher altitudes correspond to less deep soils, while the lower soils are deeper and richer in potassium thanks to the prevalence of the clayey fraction.
The distribution of the different grape varieties cultivated by the winery was established so as to achieve, on the basis of different altitudes and available exposures, a more balanced maturation and ripening of the grapes; and to foster, case by case, the truest possible expression of the particular terroir.
That’s why we find the Pecorino grape with a northern exposure at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level; the Sangiovese and Passerina grapes facing south at an altitude of 580 meters above sea level; and the Montepulciano grape with a southeasterly exposure at an altitude of about 450 meters above sea level.
Native varieties such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Passerina and Pecorino comprise the winery’s principal business, just as they did back in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries when these varieties were cultivated by the Benedictine monks of Poggio Canoso.