Azienda Agricola Valle del Sole

The company is located in Lucca in the north-west of Tuscany and covers an area of ​​10 hectares planted with vineyards and olive groves in a valley where it is still possible to live on a human scale. An excellent area from a morphological point of view located between the Tyrrhenian coast and the Apuan Alps crossed by the Serchio river and the Freddana stream. The climate varies greatly depending on whether the influence of the mountains or the Mediterranean prevails. Winters are generally mild and springs are early. The Apuan Alps influence the climate with abundant rainfall well distributed throughout the year. The Tyrrhenian Sea gives this area an excellent amount of light in order to guarantee good photosynthetic activity throughout the vegetative cycle of the plant. It also offers good constant ventilation throughout the year, which allows a considerable daily temperature range. The vineyards extend over different types of soil: in the hilly part the Tuscan boulder prevails, consisting of clayey sandstones rich in minerals that give rise to red wines of good power and longevity. In the plain the soils are sandy-silty with an abundance of skeleton and this is the area of ​​excellence for the production of white wines of great shelf life. The management of the vineyards takes place following the production disciplinary by resorting to the use of biodynamic techniques. All this allows for the creation of a strong bond between man and the earth which guarantees excellent soil fertility and product quality. This valley is very particular for the cultivation of vines thanks to the proximity of the Tyrrhenian Sea which guarantees an excellent vegetative balance of the plant for quantity of light and fresh and constant ventilation, characteristic of a considerable temperature range between day and night. The quality of the soil, the climate and the position of a splendid hill wedged between the sea and the mountains and the use of biodynamic agriculture that creates a link between man and the vineyard, keeping the land fertile and the quality of the products are decisive. .