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The Vineyard "La Calonica" is near "Le Capezzine" in the centre of a wine producing area of the very highest quality. The vineyard is on the hills of Valiano, in the Comune of Montepulciano and part in the Comune of Cortona. It is an area of great wines both red and white. The vineyard is composed of two farms, "La Calonica" and "Capezzine Vecchie". They are both situated on soft hills with a gentle slope, these two farms constitute the entire productive and cultural entity of over 120 acres of which 90 are vineyards.
The vines planted in the zone of "Nobile di Montepulciano" are D.O.C.G. and those in the zone of "Cortona" a are D.O.C.
Since 1972, the vineyard has been the property of the Cattani family who personally supervise the production and sale of the wine. The area of Valiano has special characteristic which come from the influence of Lake Trasimeno which guarantees mild winters and summers that are not too dry. This permits the vines to have a regular vegetative cycle.
The vineyards are for the most part planted with "Sangiovese di Montepulciano" (Prugnolo Gentile) "Canaiolo Nero", and some white grape varieties such as, "Sauvignon", "La Malvasia del Chianti" and "Il Grechetto" complete the patrimony of the vineyard of La Calonica.
Responsible for the vast majority of American wine production, if California were a country, it would be the world’s fourth largest wine-producing nation. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredibly wide-ranging selection of wine styles, and unlike tradition-bound Europe, experimentation is more than welcome here. Wineries range from boutique to massive corporations, and price and quality are equally varied—plenty of inexpensive bulk wine is made in the Central Coast area, while Napa is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and expensive “cult” wines.
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