Clay and Limestone from Montepulciano
Clay and limestone characterize our land in Montepulciano in Tuscany.
clay is a porous rock capable of retaining moisture and nutrients to redistribute them to the roots during periods of drought.
Limestone, on the other hand, is a sedimentary rock capable of giving stability to the organic substance, allowing the vines to produce more fragrant, fine and structured grapes.
The alternation of different skeletons on the clayey and calcareous soils represents a diversity of terroirs that offers infinite possibilities for the expression of the Sangiovese of Tuscany.
Different Identities of Sangiovese in Tuscany
The diversity of the land of Montepulciano gives a specific character to Sangiovese. Added to this is the influence of the surrounding woods which create a unique microclimate in this corner of Tuscany.
In this context, we cultivate just over 4 hectares of vineyards, arranged in 2 vineyards, where 9 different soils coexist in harmony.
Here the vines, thanks to the symbiosis between the terroir of each plot and the plant, live in perfect balance.
VIGNA LA PIETRA
Pieve di Valardegna, 470 meters above sea level, 4 different soils of Pliocene origin, south / east exposure, clayey limestone, sandstone and fossil skeleton
Pieve di S.Albino 520 meters above sea level, 5 different soils of Mesozoic origin, north facing, clayey limestone, dolomite skeleton, travertine and granite.
Natural sensitive balance
We believe that biodynamics, when practiced with common sense and with positive intentions, is the best possible compromise for tomorrow’s agriculture. Not only that, but it is also the way to pursue environmental sustainability and maintain the classic Tuscan landscape.
Biodiversity is also an important factor for us, because it allows us to achieve a balance in the environment, in nature and in the relationship between humans, plants and animals; so that in this harmony, even the vines become capable of counteracting adversity.
And this is how we read nature and get to know its plants