Italy enjoys a wide wine biodiversity. The large quantity of vines present in the area gives to the wines certain and specific qualities, allowing them to be associated with specific areas. Among these are Marche, in particular the Piceno area, a land of light, sun and pleasant breezes.
Our vines have their roots in genuine soils caressed by a cool climate, a significant night / day temperature range and a low level of humidity. These peculiarities, combined with the proximity of the Adriatic Sea and the mountainous areas, influence the correct development of the vines and determine the organoleptic characteristics of future wines. The structure of the soils – of medium mixture tending to clayey – controls production and returns grapes of the highest quality, especially thanks to a skilful experience in processing.
Passion is the strength of Poderi dei Colli, noticeable in the accurate organic cultivation and in the enthusiastic cultivation of native vines, a great heritage of Marche region.
The Passerina vine is vigorous, rustic and adaptable, known since ancient times in the territory and linked to the rural tradition of cooked wine. It is today highly valued, in particular vilified alone. Descendant of the Trebbiano family of vines, the Passerina vine comes from central eastern Italy and has a long history in the Piceno region, a territory which has been known since ancient times.
During the Sixties this cultivation was abandoned, but today the Passerina vine is a centre of interest for producers and connoisseurs.
The Pecorino is another great rediscovery: a vine that grounds its roots in the most genuine territory, in the close links between agriculture and sheep farming. Confined for years in the restricted high-hilly and mountainous areas close to the Sibillini chain, today it is welcomed by wine connoisseurs and lovers, who appreciate in purity the characteristic acidulous notes.
TREBBIANO AND VERDICCHIO
Among the white berried varieties chosen by Poderi dei Colli, in addition to the beloved Passerina and Pecorino, the timeless Trebbiano and Verdicchio stand out.
The wine obtained from the Trebbiano grape is straw yellow, more or less intense and fruity on the palate. The wine obtained from the Verdicchio grape is straw yellow with greenish reflections, fruity and robust on the palate.
MONTEPULCIANO AND SANGIOVESE
Among the red berried grapes, Poderi dei Colli shows up the character of the Montepulciano with its fruity, savory and velvety taste (protagonist of the great intense reds) and the robust Sangiovese with its complex, balanced and robust aromas.
MERLOT AND CABERNET SAUVIGNON
And again, the international value of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. From the Merlot vine are obtained ruby red wines, intense, warm and fruity on the palate.
The wine brewed with this variety appears deep-colored and features thick and solid structure and strong flavor.
GUYOT TRAINING SYSTEM
Breeding systems chosen ad hoc, such as the Guyot and the spurred cordon, contribute to enhance the aromatic tones, letting the tastes and aromas of grapes and future wines express themselves.
The choice of terroirs guarantees the high quality standard of our wines
Over the years, the Poderi dei Colli farm has developed on two farms located in two completely different “terroirs”, such as to significantly characterize the grapes produced from which fine wines with high quality standards are derived.
A part of the vines is attached to the winery in the municipality of Montalto delle Marche, a hilly area about 400 meters from the sea and close to the Marche Apennine chain. A place characterized by pleasant winter breezes and the warmth of the summer sun. The continental climate has in fact harsh winters and hot summers whose temperature range influences the correct development of the vines.
The soil is of medium clayey mixture with exposure to the east where mainly white berried grapes used for the production of DOCG are grown. The microclimate that characterizes these fertile lands in the period August / September (during the phenological phase of veraison / ripening) is determined by high temperature variations between day and night (even of 15/18 ° C) fundamental for the formation and accumulation in the berries of the aromatic precursors at the base of the organoleptic characteristics of future wines. We obtain wines with a higher total acidity and a low pH, thanks to the good concentration of malic acid that we find at the time of harvest. It is structurally a less powerful wine, but very elegant on the nose.
The other part of the vines is located in Porto Sant ‘Elpidio in a completely different context, about 50 meters and 3 km as the crow flies from the sea. The flat land, facing south, enjoys a classic Mediterranean climate with temperatures that do not drop below 10 ° C (even in the coldest months) and that are affected by the mitigating effect of the nearby Adriatic Sea in summer.
The favorable climatic conditions guarantee an advance of all the phenological phases of the vine of about two / three weeks which allow us to bring to complete maturation, that is to make the technological maturation coincide with the physiological one, even those more “difficult” vines such as the Montepulciano. This allows to have a concentration of the polyphenolic framework (anthocyanins and tannins) even greater than 25/30%. The higher concentrations are also found in future wines which will therefore have a considerable antioxidant power with considerable beneficial effects even at a healthy level.
The wines that come from these grapes are very structured, rich and prone to aging.
The choice of having two completely different areas allows us to partially compensate for any sudden climatic changes that could occur and therefore guarantee a standard of typicality of the individual wines.