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Comune di Cupramontana

Telephone: +39 - 0731 - 786811

Email: comune@comune.cupramontana.an.it

MAP OF VINEYARDS

Map of Vineyards

 

 

 Orange icon Poggio Cupro suburb

POGGIO CUPRO SUBURB / Colmorino, Spezzo, Pezzole Districts

Area che abbina esposizioni generalmente a mezzogiorno con altezze medie abbastanza elevate. La zona si estende su un crinale molto aperto che garantisce ottima ventilazione e buona insolazione. Domina l’arenaria, spesso aggregata in bancate spesse in blocchi

 

 Azure icon North side

NORTH SIDE AND FOLLONICA MOUNT / Alvareto, Pietrone, San Marco di sopra, San Marco di sotto, San Giovanni, Follonica Districts

Nonostante io diversità delle esposizioni, dovuto all’alternarsi di crinali diversi, è certamente l’area più fresca di Cupramontana, pur con una buona insolazione. Le altezze medie sono abbastanza elevate e i terreni piuttosto sciolti, contraddistinti dall’arenaria pliocenica. La vendemmia è generalmente tardiva.

 

 Violet icon West side

WEST SIDE / SOUTHWEST / Barchio, Esinante, Romita, Salerna, San Bartolomeo, Posserra, Malcupa Districts

Area molto vasta ma accomunata dalla esposizione verso l’appennino. Terreni principalmente arenaceo/sabbiosi, con declivi spesso meno ripidi che altrove e presenza di fonti e acqua; vede maturazioni piuttosto tardive, nonostante la buona insolazione.

 

 Green icon Cesola Valley

CESOLA VALLEY / Manciano, Carpaneto, Brecciole, Accoli, Spescia Districts

Zona con esposizioni molto variabili poichè caratterizzata da diversi crinali ma contraddistinta da una insolazione medio-bassa. Le altezze medie sono molto variabili (in contrada Accoli si trova la zona più alta di Cupramontana e vi è una grande presenza di aree boschive. I vigneti di queste aree vedono il predominio dello Schlier (marne argillose) e dei gessi, e dunque del calcare.

 Brown icon Cesola Valley

CESOLA VALLEY / Morella, Torre, Rovejano Districts

Inizialmente contigua a San Michele, si riscontra una maggiore presenza di arenaria a blocchi e a bancate con esposizioni anche differenti. Si tratta di una zona calda con versanti ripidi che volge lentamente verso la piana di Jesi.

 

 Yellow icon Cesola Valley

CESOLA VALLEY / San Michele, Valle, Colonara Districts

Si tratta della zona indubbiamente più calda di Cupramontana con esposizioni a pieno sole e colline molto ripide. I terreni sono poco ricchi e piuttosto calcarci con predominanza di argille marne e gessi. Minore presenza dell’arenaria, concentrata principalmente nella parte alta del cru San Michele. La vendemmia è generalmente precoce.

 

 

 

CESOLA VALLEY - SLOPE OF SAN MICHELE

Among the various slopes, the best known is certainly the one that looks to the south-southeast, a large sequence of very sunny and warm hills that wink to the sea, whose windy influences arrive thanks to a natural channel.

They include some of the most important wine areas: the districts San Michele, Morella, Torre and Colonara. Among the wines of this area, it is only right to remember those from the cru San Michele that always give wines expressing power, texture and flavor, characters precisely of this slope.

In warmer vintages it shows muscle and fullness of flavors while in cooler vintages it can surprise us with scents of iodine and the sea. In the more balanced vintages it combines in its depth a level of aromatics more broad and toned, with strong hints of mandarin segments and a thrust of saline on the finish, a true trademark of San Michele.

The Morella district wines have similar profiles to those of San Michele, though are less deep and less aromatically complex in terms of the taste and salinity profile, while maintaining a large alcoholic thickness.

 

Cesola Valley Slope of San Michele

 

 

CESOLA VALLEY - SLOPE OF CARPANETO

The Cesola Valley is a natural basin that descends from the Cupramontana-Apiro Ridge towards the sea. The slope of San Michele/Colonnara at the elevation of the town flexes towards Staffolo changing exposure.

The districts of Manciano - Carpaneto - Brecciole - Accoli and Spescia see a set of ridges and valleys of varying exposure and elevations but uniform in soil where that of the Miocene (clayey marl) is dominant.

In general, the wines do not have the power and the structure of San Michele but are more acidic and fresh, with good salinity and aromatic range in line with the varietal expressions.

 

Cesola Valley Slope of Carpaneto

 

 

WEST SLOPE

The west slope is occupied by the district Salerna, San Bartolomeo, Barchio, Romita, Esinante. The vineyards are turned towards the Apennines and have moderately cool exposures.

Very often in fact the grapes of this slope are destined to produce sparkling wines.

Even in warmer vintages the wine is distinguished by its great aromatic finesse and lively salinity.

More balanced vintages however spurt scents of sweet fruit, anise and pleasant notes of candied fruit while the cooler vintages makes one think of increasing verticality, very pleasing with its nervous acidity and salinity, and its very fresh aromas with hints of anise.

 

West Slope

 

 

HAMLET OF POGGIO CUPRO

Poggio Cupro is located northwest of Cupramontana but its vineyards, however, lie on a broad ridge with southern exposure.

The wines usually enjoy ample and warm aromatics, with hints of yellow flowers and fruit, seasoned with anise and mineral notes. In warmer vintages from this zone one can obtain a wine of great impact: the taste profile is robust but toned, fleshy but with a flavorful vivacity.

The more classic vintages have produced Verdicchio of great class: full and fresh aromatics contrasting a more serious body that thrusts an abundance of acidity and the customary sapidity.

 

Hamlet of Poggio Cupro

 

 

NORTH SLOPE AND MOUNT FOLLONICA

The last of the slopes of Cupramontana is Pietrone - San Marco - Alvareto.

Located in the north-northeastern area of Cupramontana, it is composed of ridges with diverse exposures.

The part exposed primarily to the north and more open to the cold currents is unmistakably Pietrone.

In the higher part of the slope the grapes generally make their way into the production of sparkling wine while in the central body the grapes are utilized for the production of single vineyard wines.

Grapes subjected to over-ripening (in some seasons also attacked by botrytis) and picked in latter periods of the harvest, maintain very intriguing characteristics of freshness and salinity.

This yields a very complex wine, able to combine the roundness of the center mouth and the flavorful finish that leaves profound notes of mature fruit and honey.

 

North Slope and Mount Follonica