Enviroment

Nestled between mild Lake Como on the West side and the high Rhaetian mountains in the North, Valtellina is known as the cradle of Nebbiolo grape, thanks to its magnificent position in the heart of the Alps.

The valley benefits from a highly favorable micro-climate which fosters the deep-rooted cultivation of Nebbiolo grape at altitudes between 300 and 600 metres.

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The grapes grow in southward looking vineyards, obtained by terracing the rocky and steep ground through a system of dry-stone walls. It is precisely the living rock sorrounding the small vineyards that enhances the supply of solar heat.

The soils are mainly sandy, shallow, typically acid. The great results obtained in such a particular setting speak to the good will, the work ethics and most importantly the strong passion of those who live in this region.