Col Solare's estate vineyard on Red Mountain was designed and planted according to the same specifications that the Antinori family uses in its own estate vineyards in Tuscany and Umbria. The orientation, spacing and density were matched with the site to ensure uniform ripening and fruit quality.
With the winery at its apex, the estate vineyard was planted in a radial pattern, like the sun's rays, which follows the natural contours of the site. Blocks of Bordeaux varieties and Syrah were sited on the vineyard according to their sensitivity to prevailing wind patterns and solar and shade angles during the day.
Training and Trellising Systems
The single-cordon training system in our high-density vineyard allows a short, single cordon to establish uniform growth and fruiting. The Vertical Shoot positioning (VSP) trellising system efficiently manages vine uniformity and fruit exposure.
Our 29-acre estate vineyard is planted predominantly to five clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, along with individual blocks of Merlot, Carmenere, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
The meticulously planned vineyard stretches out emulating rays of sun. Individual blocks were selectively planted with specifications on vine density, slope, wind and sun direction.