Latium | Montefiascone
The fertile soils covered with vineyards decline slowly from the caldera rim towards the Tiber valley and the Viterbo plain. We find a micro-climate in the vast circular basin, open towards Lake Bolsena. The lying position of the soils, which are fertile, well-drained, rich in clay and mineral elements, namely potassium, and the thermal conditions make of this area a natural greenhouse. It is a territory that has held on to its wine-growing traditions, which have allowed the preservation of some historical vineyards with a live tutor, the maple tree, already used by the Etruscans. The oenological tradition is also preserved through the almost exclusive growing of ancient vine varieties such as Procanico, a local ecotype of Tuscan Trebbiano, long Malvasia and yellow Trebbiano. The area features also Roscetto, an autochthonous variety from Latium, belonging to the heterogenous family of Greco grapes. The vineyards are exposed to a mild climate throughout the year, rainy in winter and hot in the summer with important thermal excursion between day and night.