Tenuta di Poggio al Casone
The Poggio al Casone vineyard is situated on the hills of Pisa, in the district of Crespina, in a spot studded with gorgeous villas of the 19th century. The particular soil and the positive influence of the Tyrrhenian coast create amicroclimate, ideal to obtain great quality red wines.
PRODUCTION ZONE: Colline Pisane, Crespina county.
SURFACE OF THE VINEYARD:30 Ha.
ALTITUDE OF THE VINEYARD: 80 metres above the sea level, 25 km far from the sea.
TYPE OF SOIL: Sedimentary, rather tufaceus and clayey.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spur cordon.
DENSITY OF VINES: 4000 per hectare on old vineyards, 5700 per hectare on new vineyards.
PRODUCTION PER HECTARE: 6 tons.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES: 15 years.
HARVEST TIME: End of September.
VARIETALS: Autochthon, Sangiovese various clones, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo.Local, Giacomino, Canina, Grand Noir. International, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah.
TYPE OF WINES PRODUCED: Chianti Superiore D.O.C.G., Toscana I.G.T.
This wine, which name has been inspired but the annual capture of wild hares bred in the natural setting of the vineyards, is the expression of an organic agriculture that has renounced to any product or procedure damaging nature, rediscovering the great values of an antique vine-growing process.