The soil of Cilento has nothing to do with magma or other materials flowing from the depths of the earth; it was formed by the sea, under the sea.
Sedimentary rocks of loam and Numidian sand are often veined with formations of quartz, and the crystal quartz mixes with silica in the compressed sand. There is a thin layer on the surface. Deeper, a layer of clay soaks up the spring rain and gives it back to the vines during the dry summers.
The flysch of Cilento is a strong, alkaline soil, perfect for cultivating the vines. It gives the grapes a unique personality, integrating acidity with the notable presence of salt.
The Mediterranean climate softens the harsh winters, but the scorching summers with the constant sea breeze also encourage the grapes to ripen homogeneously and slightly early.