The Corte dei Papi vineyards cover, at the moment, an area of 25 hectares where we have implanted Cesanese d’Affile, local Cesanese, Passerina, Malvasia Puntinata, Malvasia di Candia, Trebbiano e Sauvignon Blanc.
This choice comes from the desire to reproduce the old distribution of varieties in the historical vineyards of our territory and to reinterpret, with modern technology, the knowledge consolidated by centuries of experience.
For each variety the principle of selection from old and historic vineyards has been applied, respecting the old, but also very modern belief that the secret to a great wine is in the skillful combination of clonal varieties The type of cultivation chosen for our vineyards is that of one armed cordon – each plant is restricted to a single stem by controlled pruning - with short pruning, six to eight buds per grape plant.
Great importance is given to green pruning to control both vegetation and production: the many annual thinnings allowing both a low yield (about 60 quintals per hectare) and a uniform process of maturation of the grapes.
The harvest is done manually and the winemaking operations always take place immediately after harvest.