Our vineyard is situated 430m above sea level facing straight south. It lies at the end of a steadily climbing valley, 50 km away from the Mediterranean shoreline. The soil is composed of fertile clay and minerals stemming from the unique deposits of Alabaster which is a type of limestone. In fact, the Alabaster makes the terroir truly unique, which is why we call it our Volterroir. Furthermore, the soil drains well due to the gentle slopes. In the hot months the soil forms a hard crust on the surface, which protects the ground from excessive humidity evaporation. This provides optimum growing conditions, similar to those of Montalcino.
Moist springs followed by hot Tuscan summers make for dynamic vegetative growing conditions that are further supported by the steady winds which keep grapes dry and fungal infections low. High temperature fluctuations between day and night help the development of the grapes for maximum flavor.
MonteRosola is situated just a few km from the old Etruscan capital of Volterra. The Etruscans were growing wine in this region over 3000 years ago, thus winegrowing is a vital part of this regions heritage. Volterra has also been known as the city of Alabaster which has gained the city world-wide recognition.