The Bucci's are farmers (350 hectars) in the Castelli di Jesi area as far back as the 1700s, originating in one of the "Castles"' themselves: Montecarotto. We began to make wine to bottle in 1983. The property is extremely diversified, covering a total of 988 acres and comprising plantations of sugar beet, corn, wheat, sunflowers, etc. Total acreage under vine is 64 (26 hectars). 52 acres of Verdicchio, 12 acres of Montepulciano and Sangiovese yielding the Rosso Piceno DOC.
There are 6 vineyards at present : five entirely devoted to Veridcchio and one, San Fortunato, split into the two red grapes Montepulciano and Sangiovese. As may be seen from the table below, the vines are very old. This, together with green harvest and severe selection of the grapes, makes for crops that go from 2-2,4 tons per acre for the Rosso Piceno Pongelli, to 2,4-2,8 tons per acre for the other wines (the DOC norms allow as much as 5,6 t/a for Verdicchio and 5,2 for Rosso Piceno).
Soil Composition: 28/35% clay (keeps humidity during the hot summers) , strong presence of calcareous, limestone (give minerality to the wine). Organic Growing originally certified 100 % organic farming for our wines and olive oil from 2002. Verdicchio is a special indigenous grape that lives only in a small area of Marche region (Castelli di Jesi and Matelica). Montepulciano and Sangiovese are indigenous grapes of Central Italy.