SOIL PROFILE OF Gualtallary
- Is one of the coolest climates GI´s within the Uco Valley
- It could be compared with Burgundy but regularly can be situated in the same pattern than higher Bordeaux or Napa (as far as heat summation is concerned).
- Soils of North West Gualtallary are typically alluvial.
- Wind erosion has placed 4 inches of natural vegetation on this soil, forming the 1st layer.
- Down to a depth of 7 feet, the soil is rocky and gravelly and has medium size alluvial stones coated with calcareous and mixed with calcium carbonate crusts (caliche).
- The deepest layer sits over a big river bed of alluvial stones and gravels.
- The soil is extremely poor in organic material and has a very good drainage leading the plant to go deeper underground.