Albana di Romagna Cru Artigianale Tenuta Santa Lucia is cultivated at an altitude of 400 m on calcareous tuff with yellow marl and south-east exposure. The harvest is manual, small crates are used and it starts in September. The vinification takes place by carefully selecting the grapes both on the plant and in the cellar, with particular attention to sun exposure and to the integrity of the bunches brought to manual sorting. Temperature control, squeezing of the entire bunch, brief static cold settling of the must be followed by spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Albana di Romagna DOCG “Cru Artigianale” Tenuta Santa Lucia ages 12 months in steel vats and 12 months in oak barrels, remains on its lees for 8 months with the handling of the fine lees and finally matures for at least 12 months in the bottle.
NOTES: “Tenuta Santa Lucia is a winery located in the heart of Romagna, we work with the intention of creating products that are strongly characterized and linked to the territory from which they come. For this reason, the choice to cultivate and transform traditional vines such as Sangiovese, the Albana, the Famoso, the Centesimino We are looking for quality through organic and biodynamic agriculture that allows us to enhance the different expressions of the territory, and also through the use of all those practices that respect the environment and the product, using preparations natural and organic and vegetable compounds “. PARIDE BENEDETTI
Tenuta Santa Lucia was founded in the early ‘60s when my father’s land was added to my paternal grandfather’s one, thus forming a farm of about 100 ha of which 12 are vineyards. Tenuta Santa Lucia is located at 250 m. above sea level at Mercato Saraceno in the Savio valley, right in the heart of Romagna. At that time a farm ought to be self-sufficient and produce everything, from cheese to fruit, to wine…
Towards the end of the ‘90s there was a turning point: the farm specialized in winegrowing; a revolution which started from the vineyards to continue in the cellar. Thanks to the advice of important Italian winemakers we were able to carry out a plan aiming at upgrading the production and exploiting the culture, the history and the traditions of our belt.
The Sangiovese, the Albana, the Famoso and the Centesimino are the chief protagonists: they are the main vines of our region and right here, in our area, they are able to express important varietal features thanks to the peculiar paedo-climatic conditions.
All vineyards are grown according to organic farming with espalier training system and Guyot pruning. In recent years outstanding outcomes have been achieved through the evaluation of the lunar phases influence (both in the vineyards and in the cellar) applying biodynamic philosophy.
Thanks to this new approach the territory re-appropriate its true identity which we believe is the ground for the growth and the development of any wine.