The main vineyards at 1400 mtrs above sea level (4600ft) are planted on their own roots directly into rocky, low vigour, sandy, limestone soils which have never been touched by Phylloxera. The cuttings for the vineyards come from ancient abandoned vineyards of a nearby 12th Century monastery.
Winters are severe, the summers, on the other hand are very dry with intense sunlight.
The altitudes give cool nights resulting in huge day /night temperature variations which add freshness and depth to the grapes, while the extended growing season
pushes back harvest to October.
A stone’s throw from the world’s oldest winemaking facility