“Marco Casolanetti produces wines that reflect his philosophy and desire to create something quite unique.”
The soils in Marche are Pliocene and Pleistocene marine sediments with also Holocene alluvial sediments. This means some clay accumulation and a high level of limestone. Marche has a large number of terroirs well suited to the cultivation of vines, particularly in the coastal hills around Ancona. Clay and limestone-rich soils contribute to the distinctive terroirs of the region.
History / Ethos
Oasi degli Angeli is a real oasis based in Cupra Marittima, very far south along the coast of Marche. The 13 hectares are planted with very old Montepulciano and Bordo (the local name for Grenache), at high density (up to 50000 vines per hectare) and producing very low yields (10 to 15 hectolitre per hectare). Surprisingly, the end result is wine with focus, freshness and purity. With only 8000 bottles produced every year, Kurni and Kupra quickly became cult wines.