Podere Santa Lucia was founded in 2005 by Alfonso Balducci and Pietro Cacciani, following their desire to recover the ancient art of winemaking typical of their home lands which had previously been a passion for their parents.
The ideal climate, excellent sun exposure and the soil features make the territory of Santa Lucia in Monte San Vito one of the privileged areas for growing grapes and producing wine, especially the Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC.
The area cultivated with vineyards covers 22.5 acres.
South-facing Santa Lucia Vineyard is planted with 7.5 acres of Lacrima di Morro d'Alba that give birth to the Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Doc, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Doc "Vigna delle Cantarelle" and the Marche Rosè, and 2.5 acres tare of merlot, cabernet and petit verdot. The grapes are grown with a 2.50 x 0.80. spurred cordon. The productivity is about 4,600 pounds per acre.
An adjacent vineyard, Cantarele, of 10 acres is cultivated with Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot to produce an IGT Marche Red. The plants are bred with a 2.50 x 0.80. spurred cordon. The productivity is about 2,600 pounds per acre.
A new vineyard facing north of about four hectares, also named Santa Lucia, was created in 2009 to host Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Verdicchio and Incrocio Bruni used in Lacrima di Morro d’Alba doc and Esino d.o.c. The plants are bred with a 2.70 x 1,00. spurred cordon. The productivity is about 4,600 pounds per acre.
Incrocio Bruni is a grape of the province of Ancona that was destined to disappear completely due to the lost interest caused by its low productivity. For Podere Santa Lucia, this vine is a heritage to be preserved and should be highly regarded since it represents a high quality product typical of our territory
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