Vino Spumante di Qualità Extra Brut Metodo Classico “Zeno” N.V. – Tenuta Santa Lucia
Bright gold color with reflections tending to copper: particularly fine, tight and persistent perlage with continuous and well-distributed chains that give white and exuberant foam. On the nose it is elegant and frank with fruity and floral notes, with identical taste on the palate.NOTES: a fine acidity in perfect harmony with a good structure and flavor helps to maintain the persistence for a long time and to give great personality and character.
The Sangiovese grapes of the Vino Spumante di Qualità Extra-Brut Metodo Classico “Zeno” Tenuta Santa Lucia are grown in high hill vineyards, close to the Central Apennines on calcareous soil, brown clays, with an abundant presence of minerals. The harvest is manual in small boxes and begins in August. The vinification involves a selection of the grapes, with particular regard to the sun exposure and to the integrity of the berries brought to the cellar for manual sorting. Soft vacuum pressing followed by white vinification. The Vino Spumante di Qualità Extra Brut Metodo Classico “Zeno” Tenuta Santa Lucia matures on yeast for 18-60 months; the refinement takes place 6 months after manual rémuage and disgorgement.
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.