Argillae Umbria Primo d'Anfora Bianco 2017
The Argillae wine estate stretches over an area of about 258 hectares between the hills of Allerona and Ficulle, North–West of the city of Orvieto.
The soil is characterized by clay and sand that make up the world-renowned “calanchi”.
These are deep and wide splits of the soil made by the atmospheric agents erosion since 2 millions years ago.
The vineyards are about 70 hectares, situated at an altitude of 350 to 500 metres above sea level, have an east–west exposure on the sunny hills.
Theirs particular soil composition (calcareous – clayey) the excellent exposure, the special microclimate and a careful selection of the grapes (merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), with a particular regards to the autochtonal varieties of the area (grechetto, verdello, drupeggio, procanico and Montepulciano), make up a very particular terroir dedicated to produce top-quality wines).
The harvest and the pruning are strictly handmade. A special regard is dedicated to the environment during the cultivation of the vineyards.