This 1 ha vinyard of Alicante and Ciliegiolo has been planted in 2015 on a field that previously was used to grow wheat, barley, spelt and clover. The soil had been prepared previously with green manure and sub-soiling with a chisel plow. This vineyard is located ca. 350m above sea level on a well balanced soil (shale with silt and clay) sourrounded by mediterranean forest and meadows.
The new vine plants were obtained using the method of "mass selection" by taking cuttings from vineyards of the Maremma. These cuttings were then grafted onto rootstocks chosen for the particularities of the soil. This traditional method for creating vine plants is different from the nowadays usual "clonal selection", which allows the creation of an infinite number of plants with identical genetic characteristics. The crucial difference between a vineyard planted with clonal selection and a vineyard planted by mass selection consists in the genetic diversity mass selection brings about which reflects in the ability of the plants to adapt better to climate and territory.
The vinyard is maintained following the principles of natural farming with yearly green-manure. During springtime and summer they are treated with minimal amounts of brimstone and copper-sulfate (using less than 25% of the quantity allowed in organic farming).
The Alicante and Ciliegiolo grapes of this vinyard produce the red wine Pergolacce and arte part of the rosé wine Corindo