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On the hills of Piacenza the suitable wine production areas are the valleys Tidone, Trebbia, Nure and Arda. Accordingly to the zoning concept, these areas can be considered real terroirs inside which can be recognized some cru.

Set at an height between 110 and 200 mt a.s.l. the vineyards of Tidone Valley drive their roots in a soil of calcareous argillaceous marls extremely rich of potassium. From this area springs about the 70% of the whole production of wine grapes of Piacenza province.

Here the first signs of vine-growing date back to the first millennium bc. : the populations who lived here (Celts, Paleo-Ligurian, Etruscan, Romans) already produced wine. Further, there are information about personalities such as Plinio, Michelangelo, the Visconti and the Sforza families, Pope III Farnese, Napoleon who were fond taster of wines produced in Colli Piacentini. This land also preserves attractive geological memories: during the Upper Pliocene, 14 millions years ago, the Padana Plain was the floor of Adriatic sea. The hills and the villages that today cover the Apennine of Piacenza were far to be built. The only presence was the break up of the waves and the whistling of the wind. In the sea moved a myriad of microscopic and macroscopic beings, when they died they settled on the sea floor one over the other building in extremely long times layers of sediments. These debris of sea origin, nowadays fossil, are formed by alternating layers of sandstone, marl, clay and limestone and are an important part of the humus that feeds the vines of Colli Piacentini.


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