The Vistarino estate extends over 826 hectares and encompasses 80% of the area of the comune of Rocca de’Giorgi. Some 640 hectares are comprised of woods, meadows, arable land, as well as a trees for timber production, interspersed with vines.
Not only is the appearance harmonious and pleasing to the eye, but the grapes are growing in their optimal location. For, thanks to the estate’s size and diversity of terrain, it has proved possible to find the best possible location for each of the various types, the lime-based, clay soil with strong shifts between daytime and night-time temperatures being perfect for white wine.
In addition to the 140 hectares of pinot nero, used for producing spumante using the metodo classico, the estate also includes Riesling, Pinot grigio, Chardonnay, Moscato, Croatina, Barbera, and Cabernet.
Decades of experience in the field have enabled the family to identify and implement the best possible wine-growing techniques. Our vines are guyot-trained, since this approach has been found to provide the perfect balance between quality, quantity, and longevity of the stock. We plant 5,000 vines per hectare; we work just on the rows themselves, leaving the area in between to fill with green cover.
The harvest is undertaken with great care. Selections are made, 250 kg crates, either by hand or by mechanically means. The harvest starts with the Pinot Nero and Chardonnay which will be used for making méthode champenoise sparkling wine (spumante). Next up is the Pinot grigio, followed by the Pinot nero intended for red wine. The others follow.