Terre d’Aquesia lies along the Via Francigena, near the village of Acquapendente, just north of Lake Bolsena. We are in the Alta Tuscia Viterbese (Lazio), a few kilometres from Tuscany and Umbria. The vineyards extend over 10 hectares at an altitude of about 300 metres. They lie on slopes looking south, towards the valley of the River Paglia. The soil has a clay loam texture, with a good amount of calcium carbonate and good water retention. The vines are cordon-trained and spur-pruned. The average density is about 5200 plants per hectare. The grapes grow are Sangiovese (4 clones), Cabernet Sauvignon, Ciliegiolo, Grechetto, Chardonnay e Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
In the vineyard, is employed a non-invasive precision viticulture aimed at getting the best possible grapes. Fertilization is intended to optimize the nutrients. It’s employed green manure to foster the development of nitrogen compounds.
The wines are born in a territory with a long winemaking tradition. In XVI century, vineyards littered the lands, both urban and rural, and probably the Etruscans had already found that these hills were particularly suitable for growing the grapevine.
Therefore, the wine culture is well rooted in the traditions and social customs of this corner of Lazio, so rich in history and natural beauties. The wines of Terre d’Aquesia have a typical character and are tightly bounded to the terroir.
Aquesia bianco: Chardonnay e Grechetto
Aquesia rosso: Sangiovese
Rosarotondo: Sangiovese rosato
Santermete: Cabernet Sauvignon e Sangiovese