THE SOLENGHI WINERY IS A CRU OF THREE HECTARES, AT 200 METERS OF ALTITUDE, LOCATED ON THE LEFT BANK OF THE TIDONE STREAM, AREA OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE CULTIVATION OF VINES.
The vineyard is located to south / south-west, which means sun exposure from dawn to dusk. The soil is a clayey marl, a sedimentary rock identified as " Val Tidone clay". The lower part of the plot was, in ancient times, the bend of the Tidone stream: the significant presence of pebbles proves this. This peculiarity allows a considerable water drainage, which is excellent for growing vines.
The vineyard is a single body, however it can be divided into sub-areas, which differ according to the age of the vines. The historic vineyard was planted in 1969 and can be considered an archaic one. It has plants grafted in the field, with a large prevalence of Barbera and Croatina. As often happens in these ancient vineyards, a treasure of biodiversity is discovered: in the same variety many individuals are recognizable, slightly different in the shape of the leaf. A biodiversity unknown to the vineyards planted with vines obtained from industrial clones. A biodiversity that benefits the complexity of the resulting wines. It is common practice to remove old and not very productive vineyards. We made the opposite choice: enhancing our symbolic vineyard with a patient renovation.
We have replaced dead screws and regenerated damaged support structures. For us it is a matter of pride to keep our oldest Vineyard healthy in order to draw from it the genetic material for the new plants, in which we are looking for the qualities and characteristics of our territory.