Le Pianate originates from a family with a strong bond with its land and its products. After the endless moments spent in the amazing Umbria region, Andrea Trulli’s family had the urge not to let this marvelous region remain just a place to chill out.
They wanted it to be their second home. A place where they could express their passions linked to a unique territory rich in traditions. So Andrea and his family decided to buy a 17ac piece of land located in the heart of Umbria in 2007. It was just above the small village of Castelbuono, a fraction of the municipality of Bevagna, an amazing medieval hamlet. They spent some years studying the territory, its climate, and the right way to proceed following their heart and mind. Then in 2013 they decided to turn their idea into something real: planting a vineyard and increasing the number of olive trees that were already there.
They wanted to produce something that was their own. Something that – one day – could have been tasted by everybody, loved and criticized at the same time, but full of commitment and passion.
The choice of what Le Pianate was meant to become was very much affected not only by the characteristics of the soil and its NE aspect- which would have been an asset for wine growing based on the ongoing climate change – but also by the magic of the place itself.
After leaving the municipality of Bevagna, you need to follow a path surrounded by nature to reach Le Pianate, passing through the fraction of Cantalupo and then up to Castelbuono which, once left behind, overlooks an amazing landscape: hills covered by vineyards and olive-yards, surrounded by woods whose colors change from one season to the other.
Le Pianate is located on the upper part of the hill, bordered by a marvelous century-old evergreen pinewood on the north side and facing a breathtaking view of mount Subasio on the south-east side, on whose slopes you can find the cities of Assisi and Spello.
The Le Pianate estate vineyards grow between 820 and 1300ft above sea level, on sunny plots of lands with marl soil. These vines planted in 2017 will see their first harvest in 2022. Until then, the wines will be made from fruit grown in a leased vineyard near Bevagna.
Andrea Trulli’s land has been cultivated using traditional methods for years. He is learning new things every day and trying to rediscover traditional processing approaches as long as this transition allows him.
The farming is non-certified organic in its approach, with no use of chemical herbicides or pesticides. Fertilization is done with manure provided by local farms.
His work is based on the concept of making wine respecting the environment and the bond with the land. In order to achieve this, he tries to use techniques that are as environmentally friendly as possible, putting all his efforts on respecting the grapes. He spreads a lot of love, that’s for sure.