Petrolo is in fact singular in a very visible way: you arrive at the entrance and you start climbing. And climbing. You go up the hills, and at the top of the estate is a tower dating to the 12th century, still in pristine condition, built to serve as a lookout point for thirty miles all around. In the morning, while fogs cover the valley floor, Petrolo is perched in the sky, an island in a sea of clouds. The altitude, the galestro soils, the lakes on the property that moderate the temperature, and the biodiversity of the estate ? only 76 of 672 acres are planted under vine ? all contribute to this special mesoclimate.