Trasqua is a sacred and mystical place
Above, the Church dedicated to San Michele of Rencine, an archangel was built whose millennial cult is connected to the ancient pastoral devotion to the water springs, which in Trasqua give rise to the Gena stream, considered to be thaumaturgical and regenerating.
Trasqua is an area of exceptional biodiversity
In which pristine woods, olive groves, cultivated fields and white roads have coexisted with the vine since Etruscan times, creating a choreography of this territory that has a special soil texture and climatic conditions unique in the world.
More than 120 hectares of Villa Trasqua, 54 of which are planted with vineyards, constitute a chosen oasis in the heart of the Chianti Classico area
A unique pedoclimate where geological eras, millennia of history and generations of men have worked to improve its genius vini, synthesis of the best expressions of the Sangiovese grape variety, which finds its land of choice right here.
The 54 hectares of vineyards, within a single plot rest on Pliocene hills which emerged between 6 and 2 million years ago. Soils formed following the transition from a marine to a continental type, characterised by bluish-green ophiolites, raised by the ocean. Stony, hard, marly (Galestro) and crunchy soils where for millennia rainfall has made it even poorer, bringing silt and clay towards the valley. Perfect soil conditions for the vine, which strives strenuously for survival by seeking water and microelements from deep in the ground providing a slow and dosed absorption for the fruits which become perfectly balanced with a timeless elegance.
ERGO VERY RICH
The uniqueness of Villa Trasqua also lies in the microclimate, influenced by the particular geophysical conformation of the area. A hilly corridor between the Monte Ala massif in the south and the plain of the Staggia stream in the north. A protected yet constantly ventilated micro-environment, which mitigates summer temperatures and generates an important day-night temperature range, helping to secure the perfumes and perfect ripening of the grapes.
It is not coincidence that the ancient cadastral maps refer to the land of Villa Trasqua with the toponym of Spazzavento, a name now used to distinguish a cluster of vineyards located just north-east of the cellar building.