Vigna del Convento
In 2003 we planted the barbatelle of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, obtained through massive selections from the ancient Popoli vineyard, on a lean, skeleton-rich soil but with a good clay component that allows the soil to retain water by relieving stress water of the vines in the most dormant periods. Exposed to the south east, so sunny, since the first year of life, the vineyard has been facing the hottest vintage of the last hundred years. Another initial difficulty was the discovery in 2004 of a ferrous chlorosis, which put at risk the development of the roots of the vines and which, in order to be eradicated, required five long years of commitment and care to individual plants.
The microclimate so different from that of the Popoli plateau has two important consequences: previews on average two to three weeks depending on the vintage and Montepulciano d'Abruzzo which is distinguished by power and concentration compared to those produced in the others corporate cru.