Soil, Vine, Climate
The diversity of soil, exposure, slope and age of the plants condition the taste and the ripening of the grapes. Precisely for this reason each of our vineyard is managed in a different way and collected separately.
Herbicides and chemical fertilizers are not used in vineyards. Cover crops and self-produced composting have become fundamental tools for preserving the fertility of our soils
Sparse or compact bunches, size of the berry and thickness of the peel help to distinguish the different varieties grown together among the rows of vineyards. The taste of each grape is very different and vinified together complete the character of the wine.
A thin layer of soil forces the plant to grow its roots in the calcareous rock present in the subsoil. The wines obtained from the grapes of old vines are characterized by a greater sapidity and longevity.
The hillsides have been entirely shaped by the glacier of the Piave river. Thanks to this we have a wide variety of soils. Today, the watercourse increases the ventilation of the valley and improves the microclimate of the vines.
Mount Cesen protects the hills from the cold winds that come from the north. 1570 meters high, now it welcomes expanses of pastures and huts that come back to life during the summer pasture.
Lush chestnut, acacia, and beech woods on the slopes to the north of the valleys tell of a natural landscape that is not affected in time.
The production area of CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE DOCG includes the hills of fifteen municipalities and covers an area of 20,000 hectares. The vine is cultivated on the southern slopes at an altitude between 50 and 500 meters above sea level.
The variety that has revealed itself as in the greatest harmony with our area is Glera. It was once grown together with old varieties such as Bianchetta, Verdiso and Perera and we have preserved this tradition.
The vineyards are enclosed by Mount Cesen in the north and by the river Piave in the south, components that create a mild and favorable climate for the vine. Winters are not too cold and the summers are hot but not sultry.