The vines in Ca Nuova Pisani – Piozzano

Vigna Piozzano

The vineyard of Ca Nuova Pisani consists of 2 plots distant from each other a few hundred meters, as seen from the map below. The first one you meet, going up the dirt road (bordered in yellow on the map), is predominantly white-washed. Malvasia Aromatica di Candia, Ortrugo and a small part of Barbera. In this vineyard there are also the usual table varieties, a few plants of Muscat of Hamburg and Verdea, used for family consumption.

The vineyard is 330 meters high, north-east exposure, the soil is clayey-silty with a good percentage of active limestone. Year of plantation 1983 (official but a part impotant of the vineyard is much older). This plot borders north-east with what we call the “calanco of roes” a place impervious to the point that it can not be visited by man. On the edges of this vineyard are planted fruit trees of old varieties such as prunes, vineyard peaches, cherry trees and wicker willows.

map of Piozzano vineyards

The second plot is red berry, Barbera and Croatina (Bonarda) in equal parts. Here too, other varieties such as Uva Rara, Vespolina are present in very small quantities.

The vineyard is 380 meters high, south-west exposure, the soil is clayey-silty with a good percentage of active limestone. Year of implantation 1972 (official but part of the vineyard are monumental plants). To the south-east the vineyard is bordered by a thick wood (oak, hornbeam, chestnut qulche). The view from this vineyard is breathtaking.

The recovery of the vineyards begins