Gentle slopes and softly rolling hills, where small villages give way to fields planted with vines: this is Collio, the cradle of our grapes and an expression of a soil which is greatly suited to growing vines for the production of white wines. Like light brush strokes the vineyards paint the movements of the soil, the sinuosity of the hills, without borders nor limits to the eye of those who stop to gaze upon them, an ample manifestation of the meeting between man and nature.
And it is in this area with a European flavor but a local heart that the company’s vineyards are located, caressed by the breath of the sea and its breezes and sheltered by the Alps from behind. The soil, composed by strata of clay and Eocene loam which is locally known as ponca and by the subtle presence of active limestone, determines the area’s most valuable grape-growing vocation.
The climate, which is not always mild, is generally characterized by cold winters with little rain, tepid springs with abundant rainfall and summers which stand out due to good temperature ranges. Towards the end of September, once the grape harvesting has been completed, there are often unexpected abundant and intense rainfalls. Their effect is mitigated by the arrival of the Bora, a cold wind from the East, during autumn and winter, by the Borino in late spring and the breeze in summer. These elements greatly characterize the microclimate of the Ca’ Ronesca farms and are the basis of our work: because it is only through understanding and love for the land that one can learn to transform the fruit and give life to high quality products.