The Tortonesi Hills (hills of Tortona) are absolutely breathtaking for its splendid and dynamic landscape. As you admire the view, you can find cultivated fields, hilly orchards, vineyards and feel the cool breeze smelling of oak and chestnut from the nearby woods. From the hilltops you can enjoy the stunning panorama spanning from Monviso to the Ligurian Sea.
Located at a very special crossroads of four different regions: Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Liguria, the Tortonesi Hills have historically been a trading center and therefore has been heavily influenced by different regions and cultures.
The climate also plays a big role with its cold winters, sparse rainfall throughout the year and significant temperature changes between day and night during the ripening phase. This naturally gives the wine fruity, elegant, and delicate aromas.
Cascina I Carpini's vineyards in Pozzol Groppo, extend into the sub-municipality of San Lorenzo which have an important South-Eastern exposure where roots dig deep into the medium-textured,cool, and well-drained soil. Even the water-bearing stratum a few meters underneath, maintains proper water supply as well as creating a unique microclimate.