Climate and soil type are ideal for each Caposaldo grape variety, from Pinot Grigio and Glera (Prosecco) to Sangiovese and Moscato.
Terroir & Vineyards
Pinot Grigio and Prosecco
Caposaldo’s Pinot Grigio and Prosecco come from the Veneto region in the north of Italy, where grapes benefit from a gentle, maritime climate and complex soils that yield well-balanced, refreshing wines. For Pinot Grigio, these are mineral-rich, volcanic basaltic rock and calcareous clay soils. The Glera grapes for Caposaldo Prosecco are grown on hillsides in Pieve di Soligo, one of the 15 communes allowed for Prosecco production and located between the famed DOCG provinces of Conegliano and Valdobbiadine.
The Sangiovese grapes that yield Caposaldo’s Chianti are grown in the hilly provinces of Arezzo and Siena in the Chianti region of Tuscany, in layers of clay, lime and schist. The region’s continental climate and wide temperature variations between day and night create ideal conditions for well-ripened fruit.
Caposaldo Moscato comes from Provincia di Pavia in northern Italy’s Lombardy region, where the cool maritime climate is paired with the cooling influence of the Alps to the north, and the soil is infused with marl and chalk.
The Sweet Sparkling Wines
The grapes grow on the cool hilltops of northern Italy’s Veneto region, where the warm daytime sun contrasting with cool night air helps the grapes to retain their distinctive aromas. The fruit is handpicked, and after a temperature-controlled fermentation the wine is sweetened with unfermented grape juice and undergoes a natural second fermentation in autoclave, resulting in a fine, persistent effervescence.
The grapes grow on the cool hilltops of northern Italy’s Lombardy region, where. the northern-lying Alps shield the low-yielding hillside vineyards from harsh weather and the 20-year-old Guyot-trained vines benefit from a superb blend of white marl and chalky soils. During harvest, the fruit is carefully handpicked.