Bosco De’ Medici have about 8 hectares of vineyards within the Vesuvius National Park, all of them are facing south – south / east and are about 250-300 meters above sea level.
The position of the vineyards gives perfect sun exposure and the closeness to the sea (visible from the vineyard) makes the climate ideal for growing grapes, also due to the excellent temperature range and sea airflows.
The soil is volcanic, sandy, and rich in minerals such as iron, potassium, phosphorus and silica. The numerous eruptions over the centuries have made the Vesuvian soil one of the richest and most fertile lands in the world. The subsoil, filled with ash and lapillus, provides all the necessary nutrients to the plants. The vines sink their roots very deeply thanks to the permeability given by the sandy nature of the soil. The same nature of the soil that protects plants from phylloxera, allowing them to grow ungrafted. Most of the company’s vines are in fact not grafted, and this represents an added value for the wines because the vines are more long-living and robust.
The age of the vines varies. It starts from 8 years for the youngest part of the vineyard to over 100 years for the oldest ancient plants. The Bosco de’ Medici team only grows indigenous grapes as Piedirosso, Aglianico, Caprettone and Falanghina, and follows the organic protocol.