The Historical Zone of production of Buttafuoco is located in Oltrepò Pavese in the province of Pavia, more precisely in that territory called “Sperone di Stradella”, bordered to the west by the Scuropasso stream, to the east by the Versa torrent, to the north by the Po Valley, to the south from the municipal boundaries of Castana and Pietra de Giorgi and halfway through the forty-fifth parallel.
The territory includes the municipalities of Broni, Canneto Pavese, Castana, Cigognola, Montescano, Stradella and Pietra de ‘Giorgi.
The climate is quite cold in winter, but warm and windy in summer, usually not affected by the mists of the Padano basin. The exposure of the vines allows a long daily sunstroke, while in the evening warm upward currents insinuate themselves among the rows. All this guarantees a gradual and complete ripening of the bunches.
This territory, although small, whose surface is about two thousand hectares for a population of about three thousand inhabitants, is characterized by very different geological and soil environments, from which derives the peculiarity of each vineyard to express an absolutely original character in the wines it products.