“Monte Cimo” is the spur where the estate is located, with its 9-hectares of vineyards and the cellar. It is a fascinating place whose view stretches from Val d’Adige to Lake Garda. A little further North, the famous shrine of “Madonna della Corona” overlooks the Vaio dell’Orsa and Val d’Adige valleys. Many climbing routes cross the crags located to the estate’s East. These are high altitude vineyards: 954 meters is the maximum altitude, making Monte Cimo one of the highest companies in Italy.
Altitude means quality. In traditional wine-growing areas, achieving the best results becomes increasingly difficult due to climate warming. At high altitude the thermal excursion between day and night is considerable, which gives the grapes their aroma and acidity.
Lake Garda acts as a thermal regulator and mitigates the cooler temperatures.
Approximately 3 hectares of vineyards have been enriched with anti-hail nets. The aim is to cover the entire property in order not to lose any of Francesco’s hard work in the countryside.
The soil is rocky, mainly calcareous with a clayey texture.
90% of the vineyard consists of PIWI varieties: Solaris, Muscaris, Johanniter, Rithos, Crethos.
These are completed by Incrocio Manzoni and Traminer.
“PIWI” stands for the German word “PILZWIDERSTANDAFAHIG” meaning “resistant to fungal diseases”. Targeted crossbreeding and breeds have produced vine varieties resistant to late blight, powdery mildew and frost, which allows producers to manage the vineyard according to the organic cultivation method and to further reduce treatments.
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