Managed as an organic farm, sassotondo is a typical farm in this marginal part of the Maremma Toscana where the cultivation of the olive and the vine are side by side with the extensive pastures and woods.
The farm’s 72 hectares are located on the boundaries between the Etruscan townships of Sorano and Pitigliano. The area is considered hilly by altitude, but actually is better described as a series of “highlands,” divided by deep creeks carved into the “tufo” stone by semi-permanent watercourses.
We are at the outskirts of the Bolsena volcanic basin, and the volcanic compressed sandstone, “tufo”, is the leading element: on ”tufo grow the vineyards, our houses are mado of “tufo”, our cellars are dug into the tufo stone, and in the middle of a field, rounded by the weather, stands the sassotondo, a big round stone.
Pastures and woodlands enclose the farm; they give it a somewhat wild appearance that makes it seem more isolated than it actually is, at 6 kilometers from Sovana (3 kilometers if you walk on the old trail carved in “tufo”) and 5 kilometers from Pitigliano.
Az. Agr. Carla Benini - C.S. Pian di Conati, 52 - 58010 Sovana (GR) - +39 0564 614218 - fax +39 0564 617714 - p.iva: 00990480535 - email:firstname.lastname@example.org