A perfect mix of red and orange soil, rich in minerals and naturally hospitable to grapevines.
The Rossa vineyard is located about 430 meters (1410 feet) above sea level in an area of the property considered particularly hospitable to Sangiovese. Keeping in mind San Polo’s vines are young, they were planted in 2000, this is the vineyard naturally most hospitable to vines which means the grapes achieve perfect balance and good maturation without needing extra measures. Vigna Rossa is easily recognizable thanks to the colour of its orange-red soil, a trait which is only found in this precise point of the property and is how it gets its name. The soil is rich in silt and ferrous minerals that make the soil rust-colored even at a depth of tens of centimeters, with some clay and sand in between. This soil composition allows the vines to absorb a great deal of water and it also supports the process of photosynthesis: the leaf wall appears lush and green and the vines are in great health.