EARTH

Campinuovi lies in an area defined geographically as “high hill” sitting between 350 and 465 metres above sea level. The characteristic unique to our vineyards is the wide variety of soils for such a small surface. In 7 ha they range from marls and clay schists to sandstone and iron- rich and lime matrix conglomerates. This variability of soil composition contributes to add aromatic complexity to our wines, first and foremost the Sangiovese. This because each soil reflects in the wine its characteristic mineral richness.

WATER

The water coming from Monte Amiata and going towards the Maremman plains flows abundant underneath our vineyards. This ensures that even in very dry years the vines can find, with their deep roots, the water they need. We also have a natural spring.

Air and Heat

Campinuovi lies in a typically Mediterranean climate area. with plenty of light and warmth necessary to reach excellent poly-phenolic ripening. Besides this the place is characterised by another unique phenomenon. Campinuovi is at equal distance between the mountain and the sea; in this specific area there is the formation of a thermal currents vortex that is felt especially in spring and summer.

-Monte Amiata under the snow (on the left) and Isola di Montecristo at sunset, seen from Campinuovi.

Thus, even in summer, the air temperature in the vineyards never reaches excessively high peaks. This way the aromatic precursors that form during the ripening process are not degraded by the undue heat. The temperature difference between day and night also contributes to maintaining the aromatic components of the berries, thus giving typical fruity notes.

– Clusters of Sangiovese.

TERROIR

Campinuovi is located in a geographically defined range of “high hill”.

Geologically Campinuovi lies on land originated from Ligurian Units and Sub-Ligurian (Triassic-Oligocene). Very diverse units in flysch with a predominance of shales and siltstones with lithoid and marly limestone. We often have graded calcarenites, fine sandstones and silt with parallel and oblique lamina, rarely siliceous fine-grained calcarenites, marly limestone.

There is a wide variety of soil as well, so much for such a small farm:

  • sandstone-derived coarse-textured soils rich in organic matter;
  • sandy clay soils formed on fluvial gravel and iron-rich conglomerates;
  • sandy clay soils formed on fluvial gravel and calcareous conglomerates;
  • silty clay soils;
  • marl-derived clay soils.

This high variability of soil composition helps to enrich the aromatic complexity of our wines, most notably the Sangiovese. Each type of soil reflects its mineral features in the wine.

  • Details of some of the company land.