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Our Region

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Our Region

From the sea to the hills, up to an altitude of 400 metres, the Menfi territory holds the largest extent of our vineyards. We cultivate more than 48 hectares, and we make careful selections of our vines, both indigenous and international varieties, to the specifics of each terroir.

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Vineyards in Edna Valley

Farming 489 acres of vines for the last decade has taught us a few lessons. Some years we get lucky and receive brilliant weather that yields stunning varietal qualities, with little interference needed on our part. Other years we learn an important lesson about a site the difficult way.

Quality of

The 5 Soils

Lower acid, less aroma

Alluvial

Lower acid, less aroma

This is another fertile soil, composed of materials left behind by rivers. There is a fair amount of organic material in the soils. This tends to be a mix of gravel, silt, and sand. Like loam, vineyard management must be practiced. Properties: Lower acid, less aroma.

Soft, fertile soils

Loam

Soft, fertile soils

Soft, fertile soils that combines several types of rock, including clay, sand, and silt. Loam soils are not associated with quality winemaking. The vines do not struggle as much, so there is more vigor and less concentration to the fruit. Good wine is possible with vineyard management. Properties: Often light in color and body, unless carefully managed or combined with another soil type.

Fresh, aromatic wines

Sandy

Fresh, aromatic wines

Sandy soils are made of large particles, so they offer good drainage. This can mean that nutrients are deprived, but it also prevents the root louse phylloxera from attacking. Properties: Fresh, aromatic wines, often lighter in texture.

Made up of dense sedimentary rock

Clay

Made up of dense sedimentary rock

Made up of dense sedimentary rock, clay soils are heavy. They retain water well, although drainage can be poor. In warmer climates, clay soils retain moisture. Properties: Dark color with firm tannin and high extraction.

The small particles of the soil

Silt

The small particles of the soil

Silt soils have a fine texture. It has good water retention due to the small particles of the soil, but this can also result in waterlogging, which can lead to vineyard disease. Loess is a wind-blown type of silt with high portions of silica Properties: These wines tend to be rounder and smoother, as the wines tend to be lower in acidity.

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