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San Luigi
Vineyards in the township of Dogliani

Variety cultivated:

Viognier

Geological origins

Geological era:
Tertiary Piedmont Basin of the Miocene

Prevalent geological period:
Tortonian-Serravallian

Prevalent geological formation:
Lequio Formation, characterized by grey calcareous marl alternating with layers of sand or sandstone (“Langhe Stone”). Its exposition and gradient have allowed the terrain to evolve towards a lighter color on the slopes where erosion was greater, and darker terrain where soil has accumulated.

Soil type and characteristics conferred to the wines

Sand 27%
Loam 50%
Clay 23%
Granulometric index0.36
pH level8.0

From an analytical point of view, the terrain is loamy and shallow in the medium-high area, with marl emerging from the greater erosion on the more-exposed slopes. The granulometric index (ratio of sand / Loam + Clay) indicates a soil structure created from very fine roots, with more loam and clay than sand. This terrain gives wines made from grapes cultivated in its soils structure, finesse, and complexity.

Prevalent sun exposure of the slopes and average heights

Height in meters aslMin: 390
Max: 430
Average: 410
Prevalent sun exposureWest / Southwest
Average gradient22%

Average age of vines

18 years

Density of vines

5.000 vines per hectare

Cultivation system

Guyot

Yield

90 quintals per hectare

Vineyard surface area

1.70 hectares (4.20 acres)

Vigneto San Luigi a Dogliani

Welcome to our winery!

Open for visits by appointment.

Call us at
+39 0173 721317

Borgata San Luigi, 40
12063 Dogliani (Cn)