Burigot is the classic case of a hard vineyard in Roero. It shows an almost vertical slope that exceeds 50%, which prevents the passage of any tractor and mechanical equipment. It is worked entirely by hand during all vegetative stages, including treatments, requiring almost the double of the normal work of a hillside vineyard.
The soil is 80% sand: the finer portion originates from the ancient marine shoreline (3.5 million years ago), which has mixed with a coarse, sometimes pebbly, fluvial origin portion. It's a land rich in minerals, that drains the water very quickly. The strong draining power of the soil, and the great steepness of the vineyard depress the environmental energy of the vineyard.
The solution to ensure a balance of production was to plant vines grafted with the historical rootstock Rupestris du Lot, which guarantees the absorption of water and minerals on such a thin soil.
The Arneis from this vineyard is striking for its mineral taste. The texture of the soil has on average 80% sand, 15% silt, 5% clay.