Sun-Drenched Slopes

On the gently sloping eastern side of Andriano, at an altitude of 260 to 340 meters above sea-level, late-ripening varieties of grapes enjoy an especially large amount of sunshine. However, on hot summer days, the white grapes profit from the early approach of coolness in the vineyards, some of which have a northern exposure. The climatic conditions are unique and ensure that the wines have an elevated acidity, as well as an intense freshness and fruitiness.


Microclimate

Annual precipitation
Ø 550-650 mm per year

Mean temperature
12.2° C

Max. temperature
40.7° C (August of 2003)

Min. temperature
-13° C (seldom) to -5° C (normal winter)

Winds
very protected from the winds; light, warm northern winds in the spring and summer