Vineyard

Extensive ecological viticulture is one of the cornerstones of our way of making wine.
From the vineyard to the cellar, we pay close attention to each phase of production. From the preparation of the soil and the selection of pruning techniques, to the analysis of the terroir characteristics and the maintenance of the vineyard infrastructure, nothing is left to chance. Our objective is to grow healthy grapes without the use of pesticides and synthetic herbicides.
Throughout the year, most of the work is done by hand. Experienced winemakers carry out all the steps with care, including the harvesting of the grapes.
We have always aimed to produce high quality vines through organic viticulture. For this reason, we have carefully selected traditional and native varieties of grapes that best reflect the character of the Maremma terroir: Vermentino, Ciliegiolo, Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera and Pugnitello.
aSelva vineyards cover more than 30 hectares of land and are divided into hillside plots that are at most 10 km apart. The soil is mainly clayey, making it rich in minerals and limestone.

LASELVA VINEYARD - 2.36 HA

lat. 42°33’33,7” N - long. 11°12’26,9” E

This is LaSelva’s oldest vineyard, located in the heart of our farm. In the late 1950s, approximately 2,000 square meters were planted with Sangiovese, Malvasis nera and Ciliegiolo grapes. Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were added in the 2000s. This vineyard is located 3 km from the sea at an altitude of 0-20 m above sea level. It has a deep soil of alluvial origin, rich in pebbles and calcium, magnesium and potassium. Surrounded by crops, pastures, riparian areas and forests populated by wild animals, birds and insects, the vineyard becomes a habitat very rich in biodiversity. The proximity to the sea and its salty breezes result in an intense, delicious wine. The grapes ripen on slopes and plains facing east and south. The rows measure 2.5 m, and the individual vines are 0.8 m apart. Rain falls mainly in winter and spring, with an annual total of about 600 mm. For periods with low rainfall we have a mobile emergency irrigation system.

COLLI DELL’UCCELLINA VINEYARD - 6.36 HA

lat. 42°37’24,9” N - long. 11°08’43,2” E

Located in the Regional Park of Maremma, also known as the Uccellina Park, these vineyards were planted in 1998 with Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Vineyards and Mediterranean brush merge into a unique ecosystem with its own animal and plant biodiversity, giving our grapes unique flavours and aromas. The vineyards cover more than 6.36 hectares of land and are located 80 m above sea level. The rows are at a distance of 2.5-3.0 m from each other, and the individual vines are 0.8 m apart. The individual rows are both vertical and perpendicular to the slopes. The annual rainfall is 600 mm, and for drier periods we have an emergency irrigation system.

MAGLIANO VINEYARD, LOCALITÀ PODERONE - 14.57 HA

lat. 42°36’30,5” N - long. 11°16’17,7” E

Located next to our wine cellar, this is LaSelva’s largest vineyard. The rows of vines are located on steep slopes and plains facing east, south and west at 120 m above sea level. Always perpendicular to the slope, the rows are 2.5 m from each other and the individual vines 0.8 m apart. The soil is clayey and alkaline, rich in marland calcareous rocks, with a good presence of rock fragments. The rocks are from the Cretaceous era. The vineyards were planted starting in 2002. The varieties grown here are Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Pugnitello, Petit Verdot, Alicante, Merlot, and Vermentino. These vineyards are also surrounded by Mediterranean brush, a habitat that is home to a unique array of biodiversity.

CUPI VINEYARD – 8.52 HA

lat. 42°38’04,0” N - long. 11°12’36,8” E

This is the newest vineyard, purchased in 2014 and situated 100 m above sea level. The vines were planted in 2001 at a distance of 0.8 m, the rows are at a distance of 3 m from each other and the vineyard is situated on a south-facing slope. The sandy soil of this vineyard is free of limestone and subject to drought. It has little clay, is highly permeable and very light. Like all sandy soils, it has a high level of calcium and magnesium from rock cements.