We are in Tuscany and our terroir is Italian. But we think it is interesting to go further and analyse what is like and not like some other places. The climate of Pienza has strong analogies with the Rhone valley: it is less continental than the northernmost part of the valley, with marked summer temperature variations and winds throughout the year; less hot than the lower Rhone Valley, but similarly rainy. The climate is warm and temperate in Pienza. There is significant rainfall throughout the year, even in the driest month.
The hilly morphology that distinguishes Pienza recalls the southern part of the Rhone Valley while the soils are more similar to the Crozes-Hermitage area, where the calcareous clayey sands are predominant. The soils of Fabbrica are sandy-clayey with high cation exchange capacity, good supply of active limestone (about 8%), high supply of mineral salts (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper and iron) and lots of Pliocene and quaternary marine deposits. They are characterized by good structure, draining capacity and excellent propensity to retain useful water in depth. The soils are structurally more similar to those in Hermitage than in Chateauneuf du Pape, but from the analytical point of view they have strong analogies with both.
Knowing this, it is our goal to show that our terroir is unique and our wines have their own personality.