Our vineyards are located in the municipality of Controguerra and neighboring towns, all included in the territory recognized by the Controguerra doc and the Colline Teramane docg. The vine training system is espalier, partly spurred cordon, partly Guyot. The grape varieties grown are mostly Montepulciano and Pecorino. The soils are calcareous sandy and enjoy an excellent microclimate guaranteed by the exposure, excellent ventilation, hilly position and proximity to the sea.
The National Quality System of Integrated Production
For over twenty years our company has followed the Integrated Agriculture protocol which allows the use of only a few products to protect the environment and the consumer. The bee is the symbol of this agronomic choice and the acronym SQNPI stands for National Quality System for Integrated Production.
The harvest is carried out rigorously by hand by selecting the best bunches. Already starting from the month of August we harvest the Pecorino grapes taking advantage of the early hours of the morning when the temperatures are lower to preserve the aromas and scents. We continue in mid-September with the harvest of the first Montepulciano grapes to vinify the Cerasuolo. In late October, when ripening is at its peak, we conclude the harvest with the collection of the grapes destined for the reserves.
Located on Colle Pignotto, built at the end of the 1970s, the cellar is autonomous for all stages of processing, from receiving the grapes to bottling. We use steel fermenters for the vinification, the traditional vitrified cement tanks for the refinement and finally the French barriques and Slavonian oak barrels for the aging of the reserves.