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    Thu 18 January

    The Positive Influence of Stone and Plants in the Vineyard for Quality Wine

    The vineyard is a complex and delicate world where every element of the soil can influence the quality and character of the produced wine. One key aspect to consider is the presence of stone in the soil. In a soil like ours, called "franco" (characterized by a balance of clay, sand, and silt), the presence of stone can bring significant advantages.

    Stone, with its ability to accumulate heat during the day and release it slowly at night, helps maintain an optimal soil temperature. This is particularly crucial in wine regions where thermal conditions can vary significantly. The thermal regulation provided by the stone can promote even grape ripening, contributing to achieving a balanced and complex flavor profile.

    For varieties like Primitivo and Negroamaro, the presence of stone can be considered a valuable ally. These grapes, loved for their intense and robust aromatic profile, benefit from soils that offer a balance between drainage and water retention, often found in franco-stony soils.

    Additionally, the proximity of olive trees to the vineyard can further enrich the surrounding ecosystem. Olive trees, with their deep roots and the ability to withstand arid soil conditions, contribute to maintaining water balance in the soil. This positive interaction between the vineyard and olive trees can promote sustainable soil management, reducing the need for irrigation while preserving the area's biodiversity.

    Furthermore, the presence of other plant varieties near the vineyard, such as Mediterranean scrub, almond, and wild pear, not only can influence the health of the vines but can also add aromatic nuances and complexity to the wine. The interaction between the roots of different plants can create a nutrient-rich environment with beneficial soil microbes, contributing to a unique terroir that is reflected in the wines produced.