The highest, southernmost area of the Estate, and geologically the oldest, this is the realm of Flysch, the name for a succession of sedimentary rocks consisting of limestone, marl and argillite intercalated with sandstone and siliceous rock. This creates a jigsaw puzzle of soils that resembles an abstract painting, such is the variability between one side and another, and between the upper and lower areas of each vineyard. Slopes with a south-west exposure have been chosen for Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, while those facing west are given over to Merlot. The whole area is between 150 and 200m above sea level, and this terroir lends Argentiera style to our DOC Bolgheri Superiore.
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