The Chiarli family have owned this property for over 130 years. It lies in the heart of the wine-producing area of the Lambrusco di Grasparossa, in the Castelvetro municipality. The estate comprises 50 hectares (124 acres) of vineyards, which are situated on ancient alluvium around the Guerro stream, at the foot of the Appennines. In this area, the land is gently undulating for the cyclical alternation between erosion of the soil and deposition of sediments. The upper stratum is around 50 cm thick and is mainly composed of silt, whilst underneath it one can find a layer of gravel. Here one can also find the ‘Tenuta Cialdini’, an estate which includes the ‘Vigneto Cialdini’. This famous vineyard provides the grapes for the Grasparossa ‘Generale Enrico Cialdini’, a true Lambrusco ‘cru’ with unique and unmistakable qualities.