Denavolo, Piacenza – Emilia Romagna

Denavolo

Located on the foot steps of the Apennins, Giulio Armani has created the estate in 2005, by producing his first orange wines from a 32 years old vineyard on 2 hectares with limestone and clay soil, located in between 350 and 450 meters above sea level. Then in 2007 and 2008, he planted his own parcels at 500 to 600 meters (a.s.l.), two plots named Campo Rotonde and Cassinera, 3 additional ha that produce Catavela, a young, fruity and light white wine. The soil is very stony with much more chalky and high drainful potential. Grapes planted are  Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Ortugo,  Marsanne, Trebbiano and little Santa Maria and Sauvignon blanc.  The work in the vineyard follows the organic culture rules with treatment only made of cupper and sulfur.