The terroir of the CA’ MARCANDA estate is noted for its unique dual soil composition: there are both terre brune (“dark earth“): predominately loam and clay
with very little limestone or stone and terre bianche (“white earth“): primarily clay and sand, rich in limestone and filled with abundant stones and pebbles such as the one pictured above.
Note how the terre brune (in the photo above) change in color to terre bianche just a few rows over (in the photo below).
The wines produced by Ca’ Marcanda are based on these two distinct soil types.
Promis and Magari are sourced from vineyards lying in the terre brune, where the mineral content makes for wines with more pronounced tannic structure and character.
Camarcanda, the winery’s flagship wine, is made using fruit cultivated in Bolgheri’s coveted terre bianche with their high composition of calcareous clay, ideal for crafting wines intended for long-term aging.