Organic farming and territory
Masseria Duca d’Ascoli has twenty-five hectares (sixty-one acres) of land cultivated with the known and praised “Uva di Troia”, and subdivided into Contrada Mortellito, in the countryside around Ascoli Satriano, and Valle Scodella, in the territory of Ordona.
The enterprice plans the next expansion of the farm to sixty hectares (about one hundred-fourty-eight acres) in total.
All the vineyards are managed according to the Organic Farming protocol, therefore each intervention is made without any use of chemicals.
The vineyards are grown at between 4,000 and 5,000 vines per hectare (about 1,600 – 2,000 per acre), exclusively by espalier cultivation at spurred cordon.
The yield of this variety is deliberately low for a rational management of land, in order to obtain a product of excellent quality.