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.

CARTINA BUTTAFUOCO tagliata Historical Area

History in Three Lands

500 Historical Area
Ghiaie Historical Area

Alcoholicity and Acidity


Territory further north of the production area of Buttafuoco Storico with gravel bottom incorporated in sands. Sub-area characterized by very steep vineyards that express the best upstream of the hillside. The grapes reach high degrees of ripeness and turn into rich wines, slightly angular when young, but with high longevity.

Gravels

Arenarie Historical Area

Alcoholicity and Tannicity

Central territory of the production area of Buttafuoco Storico with a background of compact sandstones in some almost outcropping points. The vineyards of this sub-area are mainly exposed to the South-West. The compactness of the sandstones hampers the growth of the plant in the early years to give the mature vine a strong resistance to drought. The grapes concentrate the minerality of the subsoil and transmit it to wines that appear slightly sour in their youth, but which evolve into complex austerity.

Sandstones

Argille 1 Historical Area

Alcoholicity and Body

Territory further south of the production area of Buttafuoco Storico with a layer of stratified clays. In this sub-area the slope of the vines is lower than the other two, the bottom is generally cooler and gives the plant particular strength. The grapes favored by a vegetative course usually constant, ripen perfectly. The wines are immediately round and intriguing while highlighting remarkable structure and body.

Clays

History in Three Lands

500 Historical Area
Ghiaie Historical Area

Alcoholicity and Acidity

Territory further north of the production area of Buttafuoco Storico with gravel bottom incorporated in sands. Sub-area characterized by very steep vineyards that express the best upstream of the hillside. The grapes reach high degrees of ripeness and turn into rich wines, slightly angular when young, but with high longevity.

Gravels

Arenarie Historical Area

Alcoholicity and Tannicity

Central territory of the production area of Buttafuoco Storico with a background of compact sandstones in some almost outcropping points. The vineyards of this sub-area are mainly exposed to the South-West. The compactness of the sandstones hampers the growth of the plant in the early years to give the mature vine a strong resistance to drought. The grapes concentrate the minerality of the subsoil and transmit it to wines that appear slightly sour in their youth, but which evolve into complex austerity.

Sandstones

Argille 1 Historical Area

Alcoholicity and Body

Territory further south of the production area of Buttafuoco Storico with a layer of stratified clays. In this sub-area the slope of the vines is lower than the other two, the bottom is generally cooler and gives the plant particular strength. The grapes favored by a vegetative course usually constant, ripen perfectly. The wines are immediately round and intriguing while highlighting remarkable structure and body.

Clays