• Azienda Agricola il Pignetto
  • Azienda Agricola il Pignetto
  • Azienda Agricola il Pignetto

COMPANY / Vineyards

The farm vineyards are located on the gentle slopes of a morainal hill, about 210m above sea level, which has a clayey-silty soil containing calcareous elements. Thanks to these features our wines stand out for their marvellous nose and minerality.

VINE TRAINING SYSTEMS
About half of the vineyards (8 hectares) is over 15 years old, and the traditional training system is Trentino pergola, with a density of 3,500 vines per hectare.
For the other more recent half of the vineyards the Guyot training system has been adopted, with a density of 4,500 vines per hectare.
The Trentino pergola entails a larger use of manual labour but grape hand-picking is certainly worthwhile as regards the ultimate quality of grapes, Corvina in particular, the main variety of Bardolino DOC.
Guyot training has helped improving the quality of all grape varieties as it reduces the yield of each vine by 20%, and enables the mechanization of green pruning and defoliation especially.

That having been said “Il Pignetto” Farm and Winery’s two fundamental principles are worth restating:
- no chemicals are used in weeding which is carried out only by mechanical processing along the vine rows;
- to secure the best selection of the yield entirely hand-picked grape harvest is the rule.

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