Rio Maggio's vineyards are located in the district of Fermo, in the town of Montegranaro and surrounding areas, which is mainly a hilly territory.
The corn, which gave the name to this town, together with wheat, fruit trees and other cereals, is the main crop of local agriculture. Actually, this area, thanks to its calcareous and clayey grounds, sunny but refreshed by sea breeze and night coolness, is a perfect place for viticulture.
Rio Maggio's vineyards enjoy an enviable position with an extremely ideal microclimate as they are only 15 Km far from the sea.
In 1990 were implanted international vineyards like Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, vinificated in purity since 1997 when Simone and Tiziana entered the company.
The vineyards dedicated to Rosso Piceno and Falerio dei Colli Ascolani Doc wines are exposed to south-east, otherwise the others to north-west.
The soil is rich in silicon and limestone, the climate is fresh, airy and sunshiny and this makes possible the slow ripening of the grapes.
Contrada Vallone (Montegranaro, FM)
It's the oldest vineyard of the company, implanted over 35 years ago and represents the heart of Rio Maggio estate from different points of view: sentimentally, for production and logistic as here are located the offices, the cellar and the house of Simone and Tiziana Santucci.
Here are cultivated the following grape varieties used for the production of Rosso Piceno and Falerio dei Colli Ascolani Doc : Trebbiano, Verdicchio, Passerina, Montepulciano and Sangiovese.
This vineyard is located at the top of the hills and have a density of 1800 plant per hectare.
Here there are also the olive trees with the olives is produced the Extra Virgin Oil of Oliva Tenera Ascolana: an oil rich in healthy elements and typical tasting notes, only very few companies can boast this production.
Colle Monteverde (Montegiorgio, Località Monteverde, FM)
This vineyard was implanted about 3 years ago and has a density of 5600 plants per hectare.
Here are cultivated international vineyards like Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, but also local ones like Pecorino, Incrocio Bruni 54, Passerina, Montepulciano and Sangiovese.
The exposure is to south east and the soil has small stones and sand.
Contrada Sant'Anna (Montegranaro, FM)
These vineyards were implanted at the beginning of 90’s to grow grapes of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon and has 2800 plants per hectare.
The exposure is to north west and thanks to a delicate care during the winter months, during the harvest is possible to select only the best grapes to produce a high quality wine.
"Sometimes I feel like I am living in a tale, where everything is perfumed by several different smells given from the special union of my vineyards' plants with the soil, the sky, the crop and the sunflowers that surround them, participating to its unstoppable natural cycle. The perfume that comes from this special union of elements is soft and light, I try to find the same fragrance in my wine too"