Poggio Foco’s Vineyards are at the center of the 550 hectare estate which is managed entirely with an organic approach and that is protected by the forest that surrounds it. Primary harvests are wine, olive oil, and grains which feeds 700 sheep, 50 cows and 50 wild boars.
- Total area: 12 Hectares
- Plant yield: 1 Kg.
- Consisting of: 80,000 plants
- Planting density: 6,650 vine per hectare
- Year of plantation: 2000,2001 and 2002
- Producer: Francesco Kovarich
- Altitude: 190/250 mts above sea level
- Oenologist: Katia Guerrini
- Seaside: 12 Km south
Soil Management Policy
We adopted a “close-circle” system in which organic compost used to fertilize our soil, a product of our cows and sheep that are born, raised and fed exclusively at our farm. Cover crops of barley, broad beans and clover are planted in alternating vine rows to contribute to the organic richness of the soil.
The vineyard has drop irrigation system which is used in the summer months only if its too hot and dry. We believe that only by providing the plant a stress free environment, we can obtain a nice grape. Harmony in a plant’s life means harmony in the wine.
All the work is done by hand (pruning, hoeing, fertilization, green pruning and harvesting) seeking to stimulate and enhance the vineyard’s biological energy and activity. A variety of efforts are done throughout the year to stimulate soil's vitality and health in order to provide beneficial nutrients and oxygen to the wines.