The area planted with vines is included in a single plot of 2.5 hectares, at an altitude of 250 meters above sea level.
The most marked characteristic of the vineyards lies in the evident heterogeneity of the soils between the upper part and the lower part of the hill: the medium-textured soil, in fact, has clear differences in texture, infiltrations of clay and outcropping pebbles mixed with veins sand surface.
In 1996, now twenty-two years ago, five different vines were planted: Trebbiano Procanico, Grechetto di Orvieto, Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The latter was then the result of a long and involving varietal conversion project, which gave new life to an ancient and noble native vine of our lands: Grero.
The first official trace of Grero comes from a quotation in the General yearbook for viticulture and enology of 1893. In 2009, in a small locality in the municipality of Todi, the mother plant of Grero was found over 120 years of age and with a trunk diameter 37 cm.
After careful investigations and trials, Grero was registered in the national register of wine vine varieties in 2011. The characterization of Grero has made it possible to bring this almost unknown grape variety back to life and at risk of disappearing.
In 2019 we therefore grafted a portion of the old vineyard with the Grero which saw its first harvest in 2020. It immediately proved to be a variety resistant to plant diseases, thanks to the medium sparse bunch and the thick skin, rich in polyphenols and soft tannins right away.
In the Pleistocene the Umbrian Tiber valley was invaded by a vast and deep salt lake.
The studies carried out attribute the current conformity of the Umbrian territory to this reserv
It extended along the axis of today’s River Tiber up to Todi, and then wedged into the Terni basin for a total length of 120km and an average width of 10km.
Fed by multiple streams and small rivers, which descended from the steep slopes of the Apennines, it is supposed to have disappeared about 400,000 years ago, drawing the new path of the Tiber.
It is possible that the presence in the soil (which was the lake bed) of residual minerals from the basin of Lake Tiberino influences some crops today, in particular viticulture.