Where we are
Leuta is located in the rolling hills in Cortona area in beautiful Tuscany
Leuta terroir is 310m above sea level, with homogeneous soils composed of river and lake sediments dating back to the Lower Pleistocene – 2 million years ago. They are clay-rich with low level of limestone and high concentration of calcium and magnesium, and low concentration of organic substance. They are made of clay 40%, sand 40% and silt 20% and they have good capacity for cationic exchange. Clay gives structure and elegance to the resulting wines and provides at the same time a strong water reserve. No presence of ferric chlorosis.
The climate is temperate with hot, dry summers and wet winter & spring. Average rainfall of 800 mm/year with peak in autumn and spring. Temperatures: highs of 38°C in July/August, lows of -5°C in December, September: highs of 27.5°C and lows of 13°C, October: highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C.
Average winds mainly from the east. Organic agriculture has been employed since the beginning.
Azienda Agricola Lagarini has the first vineyard in Tuscany in the Cortona production area, with an estate of 21,5 hectares, of which at present only 12,5 are planted with vines. Established in 2000, it consists of 7 different vineyards. Four of them are planted with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Syrah. One is planted with 12 varieties coming from former russian Georgia and two are planted with Sangiovese and other 10 autochthonous Tuscan varieties.
Azienda Agricola Lagarini has a second property located in Trentino, in the area of Spormaggiore, in a small estate of 1,8 ha of which 1,3 are planted with vines. Estabilished in 2004, it consists of one single vineyard planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and an autochthonous variety Incrocio Manzoni.