Santa Lucia

Supplier/Importer: Marc de Grazia

Region: PugliaItaly

Appellation: Puglia




The property has been owned by the Perrone Capano family since 1628 and it is now run with passion by Roberto Capano, a trained oeconomist and sailing champion. Selected clones of typical grape varieties of the "Murge" region are grown: Uva di Troia, Aleatico, Bombino Nero, Negroamaro, Fiano. The Murge region is an area on the slopes of Castel del Monte, the beautiful octagonal Norman castle of the Swabian emperor Frederich the Second. The vineyards are worked as if they were a garden and the estate is now in the conversion phase to be certified organic. The cellars are built underground in order to provide the ideal temperature and humidity for the maturation and the storage of the wines (please bear in mind that the temperature during summer can easily reach 43 degrees Celsius!). The estate offers Castel del Monte Rosso DOC, also in the Riserva version, and Puglia IGT wines.

Year of establishment: 1822

Average annual production: 50,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares) :11

Planted varietals and extension (hectares): Aleatico - 0.2 ha
Bombino nero - 1 ha
Fiano - 1 ha
Malbec - 1 ha
Negroamaro - 1.5 ha
Uva di Troia - 5 ha

Vine training system:

Cultivation method in the vineyard: 50% tilled, 50% grass left between the vines

Type of viticulture: certified organic

Harvest period: 10-20 of August for white varietals, 15-30 of October for red varietals

Agronomist: Alfredo Tocchini

Oenologist: Luigi Cantatore with the supervision of Paolo Caciorgna