Colli Berici is located a few kilometers South-East of Soave hills, in the Southern part of Vicenza province. Despite its proximity, this area couldn’t be more different than Soave Classico: in fact, Colli Berici has half its annual rainfall and higher average temperatures.
Since our first trials, we understood the unexploited potential this area for red wines. In particular, the Carmenere variety, that has been present here for more than a century and produces definitive examples of this type.
During the last 20 years, we have managed to create an estate of about 30 hectares of Carmenere, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines, all trained using the Guyot system.
The Colli Berici area has been generated by an ancient bradyseism: a geological phenomenon where the Earth’s surface has gently lifted due to the magmatic pressure underneath. Even though the ancient lava flow was the same that generated the Soave Classico area, in the Colli Berici there were only a few small marginal eruptions on the border of the area. As a result, a long regular ridge of sedimentary origin (limestone / marl) covered with red clay (clayey silt and rich in iron oxide) was created.