The Euganean Hills have a chalky sedimentary-arisen and siliceous ground, of volcanic origin. Among the chalky ground, where grapevines can grow and easily develop, the best is the class of marlstone origin. As for grounds of volcanic origin, basalt soils stand our as the most fertile. They are rich in phosphorous, with a balanced content of potassium and magnesium, as well as, mineral elements in their ideal form to nourish grape-wine. It’s the life which gushes from the land which nourishes our plants with the specific organ-minerals they deserve for their habitat.
Each area has a different physiological impact on the plant, according to the sun exposure, the inclination of the soil, the climate and its complexion.
In the area where grapevines are grown, south-east and south-west of Mount Cecilia, the southernmost part of the Euganean Hills, there is a particular micro-climate, warmer than on other slopes of the Hills. The best level of sun exposure is reached in this part of the Hills, where the slopes can reach 45° degrees of inclination, this creates the best ground to create wines.
Nowadays, 17 hectares are dedicates to vines, while 3 hectares will be soon re-cultivated. Our vine training, whose life cycle spans from 10 to 25 years, is Spurred Cordon and Guyor: 5000 plants per hectare produce 900/1200gr of wine per winestock. Defence against parasites, such as insects or micro-fungi, is carried out with techniques with a low environmental impact which can, simultaneously, enhance the quality of production. The land, the exposure, a natural breeze, along with the temperature range between the day and the night, they all tie together creating a unique soil at Il Filò delle Vigne, which produce excellent vines, manually harvested, with an extraordinary physiological and phenolic ripeness.