Places and Soil
Taking care of the vineyards and the olive grove, working in the cellar are the main activities in this farm. More recently Roberto Lepri started a troufle ground that will be in production in a few years.
The vineyards have been completely renovated in 2000: more vines have been planted and old vines training has been modernized; the winery has been equipped with advanced technology needed to enhance the great manual work that is made in the vineyards. The farm enjoys a unique location. Defined: “The cellar almost in town, deep in the countryside” is in fact close to the historic center of Perugia, literally in a matter of minutes, by car, from the city.
The shape of Perugia, which is spread over a series of hills on the edge of the Umbrian Valley, makes it so that while the old town is all on top of the hills, large areas of countryside have remained at the foot of the latter: “Almost city, deep in the countryside “. The vineyards, facing south-west, are about 300 meters high above sea level and stretch for 3.5 hectares out of a total of 7 ha of land owned by the Lepri family. The soil is of clayey-calcareous origin with medium texture. This soil contributes greatly to give the wines power and aromas. Of course, to what the land naturally offers, the grower hand adds his touch: in alternate years, they practice the “green manure” with the use of field beans, as a standard they practice a light harrowing.