Varieties: Bosco, Vermentino, Albarola and Ruzzese
Vineyards: Terraces overlooking the sea located in the Municipalities of Riomaggiore and Corniglia. The total planted area is about 1.5 ha. The soils of the terraces are sandy, derived from the breakdown of sandstone shale and mica schist
Training system: the 80 year old vines are trained on a “Pergoletta” with the scaffolding at about one meter from the ground and a density of about 5,000 vines/ha; the new plantings are trained on “alberello” (bush vines) with a density of 11,000 vines/ha.
Harvest: By hand, in mid-September and sometimes assisted by monorail trains. Scheduled upon the ripening pattern of the different plots
Vinification: Maceration on the skins, fermentation by lifting the cap and aging on its lees in steel vats for six months.
Bottling: April, with release of the wines after a month of ageing in glass.