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  • Vineyard Area: 6 ha.
  • Soil Type: Sedimentary, Calcareous, Volcanic, Limestone and Sandstone
  • Varieties Cultivated: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Annual Production: 15,000 Bottles
  • Country: Italy
  • Winemaker: Umberto Marchiori
  • Topography: Rolling Hills

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Diesel Farm can be found in the verdant, rolling hills of Marostica in Northern Italy. The territory covers more than 100 hectares at an altitude of 300 meters. It lies in a unique position, where pre-Alpine and Adriatic Sea winds meet, and the soil is calcareous, making this a unique winemaking country.
 
All the vineyards are exposed to the South; Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are cultivated on the mildest slope of the farm, while the fresher slope, which has a higher thermal range, is suitable for the production of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero. When Renzo Rosso bought the property it already featured a vineyard cultivated with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes, but the vineyard was old and “tired,” its outmoded production techniques were designed for quantity rather than quality. Under the new management production was reduced to one bottle of wine per plant.
 
Even after the first 1999 harvest, the results of this new direction were encouraging. The Diesel Farm today has more than five hectares of vineyards yielding Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon and since the 2003 vintage, Pinot Nero grapes. All wines are available in limited quantities, very much in demand by wine lovers and collectors.

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