A0281018All Tenuta di Aljano wines are made exclusively from grapes grown on the estate.

The hill country, encompassing an area that ranges between 100 and 300 metres above sea level, is particularly suited to white grapes like Spergola, an autochthonous variety, as well as red grapes.

A number of autochthonous lambrusco varieties thrive in the soil here: Montericco, Marani and Maestri, Oliva and Salamino, plus other red varieties like Malbo Gentile and Ancellotta.

Cabernet Sauvignon, an international variety, has been grown successfully in these hills for many years and is included in the Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa D.O.P. (P.D.O., Protected Designation of Origin).

Pruning and a part of the harvesting are done by hand. Manual harvesting allows an initial selection of the best bunches directly in the vineyard.

The soil of the Estate derives from sedimentary rocks comprising sandstone, marl, clay and gypsum which lend the wines an excellent mineral content, favouring the sparkling process thanks in particular to the presence of gypsum.

The 20 hectares of vineyard benefit from excellent exposure to the sun which ensures the grapes are rich in aromas and polyphenols, immensely important for the palate but also for health, thanks to their antioxidant properties.

The constant ventilation given by the close proximity to the river Tresinaro and the hilly environment of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, protects the grapes from mould and helps ensure a significant heat excursion between day and night, enriching the grapes with even more intense colours and aromas.

All the estate’s wines observe the Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa D.O.P. or the Reggiano Lambrusco D.O.P. regulations.