“The earth says: ask of me and I shall grant it“
The hills of Roero contain soil from ancient floodplains, limestone and marine sands from the Pliocene era (dating back to 5 million years). This particular composition makes for loose, soft soil which is poor in nutrients but well oxygenated, hosting a rich biodiversity of microbial life.
These morganisms, together with the fossil components of our terroir, make for high quality grapes and elegant, mineral wines.
Another characteristic of sandy soil is poor water retention. This pushes the vines to grow deep roots in serch of moisture, resulting in healthier, more resilient vines, and a wider variety of elements such as calcium, forsforus and potassium, which are fundamental for the aromatic development in the grapes.