The high content of limestone is what makes the vineyards of Avola unusual. The limestone makes the soil very light in colour, almost white. It also helps the soil to better retain its nutrients and improves the water balance and aeration of the soil. Because of this, the growing conditions for vines are excellent.
In the lower layers of the soil, the proportion of clay increases. These layers in the sub-soil carry water from the Hyblaean Mountains to the vineyards. Our vines grow deep roots to reach these layers that provide optimal water supply.
These soils originate from sedimentation in the ocean. They were lifted by tectonic forces and formed the Hyblaean Mountains. Still today, we find many fossils, which reveal the history of our unique terroir.