The farm covers 150 hectares between gentle hills of tuff and rocks, within the Roma Doc area: the vineyards extend for 52 hectares, 8 hectares are planted with olive trees and 80 hectares are dedicated to the cultivation of cereals. We make wine exclusively from our own grapes, grown organically with passion, attention and respect for our territory, which we aspire to express in the most appropriate way.
The hills of tuff and rocks, located within the Roma DOC area at an altitude of 50m above sea level, enjoy a temperate Mediterranean climate and southwest exposure, helping to create an airy, bright and highly suited to the production of wine. There are two geological units that characterize the nature of the soil: the sedimentary formations, present in the flat areas and the volcanic ones that were formed by the complex of the Lazio Volcano at the end of the ancient Pliocene. The former have generated a soil consisting of a substrate of alluvial and marine sediments, such as sand, gravel and silt, while volcanic events have generated soils formed by various types of tuff, which are superimposed on ash and lava deposited in layers of considerable thickness and cemented to varying degrees.
Filippo Antonelli, producer of Sagrantino in Montefalco (Umbria), and his cousin Lorenzo Majnoni, whose family produces Chianti in the Val d’Elsa, manage the estate owned by their family owned since 4 generations.
Antonino De Gennaro Aquino is the oenologist responsible for production.
Ruggero Mazzilli is the technical consultant for the vineyards.
The vineyards are located on the first hills overlooking the Roman coast.
The vines are cultivated in rows with low spurred cordon for red grapes and in Guyot for white grapes: the red varieties are Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Cesanese, Syrah and Merlot, while the white varieties are Vermentino, Fiano, Malvasia Puntinata, Chardonnay and Trebbiano.
The vineyards are cultivated according to the dictates of organic farming, therefore neither fertilizers nor chemical pesticides are used.
The inter-row grassing and the summer thinning of any excess bunches are practiced in order to improve the quality of the grapes to harvest.
The land is slightly hilly, of Pleistocene origin, rich in marine sediments, partly sandy (used for white wines) and partly clayey (used for red wines).
The average altitude of the slightly hilly soils is 50 metres above sea level and the vineyards are mainly exposed to the south and west.
The mild, windy climate, which protects the grapes from mould and disease, ensures excellent quality grapes.