Low yields, high planting density, rigorous pruning, grassing-down, leaf removal, rigorous selection of the grapes on all the bunches during the summer... no effort is spared at San Valentino in order to get a wine harvest of exceptional quality. As everyone knows, good wine begins from good grapes. But Roberto Mascarin goes beyond this: at San Valentino the grapes must be of an exceptional quality in terms of concentration and perfection.
Of the 7 terroirs in Emilia Romagna, Covignano is without doubt the one with the greatest potential in terms of quality. Its vicinity to the sea, but safeguarded from sea spray from the hill at Covignano, mean that it can really benefit from the warmth of the sea breeze. This in fact considerably reduces the risk of rot. Botrytis rarely occurs at San Valentino, thanks to an almost continuous breeze. The clayey limestone soil provides the perfect watering system and all the vines are planted on slopes which help to drain the water and also to expose the vines to the sun which is so beneficial for the maturation of the grapes.