The lush hills dotted with woods, olive groves and vineyards surrounding Trasimeno Lake resemble a Renoir painting, as they slope gently down towards their reflection in the shining water.
According to legend, the Nymph Agilla continues to seek her lost bridegroom, the Etruscan prince Trasimeno, son of the God Tyrrhenus, in these waters.
Viticulture in this area has ancient origins dating back to the Etruscan and Roman periods, as testified by numerous archaeological finds. Pliny the Elder describes it as an area dedicated to vine growing and able to produce excellent wines.
The conformation of the area acts as a thermal flywheel, creating a very special micro-climate that guarantees optimal conditions to develop viticulture. Winters are mild, summers are hot and breezy and the even drop in temperature between day and night ensures the wine is kept cool and has a long lifespan.
The soil has Pleistocene, lacustrine run-off and fluvial-lacustrine deposits of lenticular sand and clay with pebbly strata. Most of the soil is clay compared to the courser texture and is able to give the wines greater richness and length.
The vineyards are, on average, twenty years old and are located at an altitude of between 280 and 350m a.s.l.