The Terroir

The terroir can be defined as a geographical space in which a human community has built, through a long history, a collective system of production based on the interaction between physical and biological environment and a set of human factors which together have given rise to a typical and a reputation for a product from this terroir (Institut National des Appellations d ‘Origine INAO).

There are three main aspect to take in consideration talking about the concept of terroir: lands, climate and vines.

The lands

Our vineyards are planted exclusively on plots adjacent to the winery and the textures are more varied, ranging from loamy-sandy and clay lands, cultivated purely to Barbera and Croatina; to soils franco-sandy and sandy rich in fossils dating back to Piacenziano (But from 3600 to 2588 Ma) on which the native vines are planted white grape.

The Climate

The climatology of the Piacenza area falls into the category of climates “temperate sub-continental.” This catalog includes only inside territories whose annual average temperatures are between 10 ° C and 14.5 ° C with a temperature of the coldest month between -1 ° C and 4 ° C, 1 to three months with temperature average of 20 ° C and finally annual thermal excursion that is greater than 19 ° C.

The vines

Ortrugo, Marsanne, Aromatic Malvasia di Candia, Barbera, Croatina Pinot Noir, Syrah. The deep knowledge of grape varieties, always great heritage of Piacenza hills, is the key to vinify the best grapes that come with it.