Il Poggio is located in the green and luxuriant Rovereto Hills, in the heart of Gavi DOCG. The vineyards have south south-west exposure, which allows the vines long sunny days, and are at 330m above sea level. Here the soils are rich in sand and clay. This terroir can lead to the creation of delicious wines full of character.
The yield is kept very low keeping the delicate flavours of the cortese grapes concentrated, as they can be affected by large yields or irrigation. The vineyards are all managed by hand and the knowledge of the vines has been passed from father to daughter. Franca, had his first vintage at these vineyards in 1972, and over the last 5 years has handed over the key winemaking roles to his daughter, Francesca. The vines now have an average age of 25 years and are in their prime.
Both Franca and Francesca are passionate about wines and Il Poggio in particular. The volumes made are very small and the quality is extremely high. The winery is located in the heart of the vineyards and so the grapes don’t have to travel far at harvest. The winemaking is simple, clean and unobtrusive, creating a wine reflective of it's terroir and delicate handling.