Style: Crisp, Dry, Medium Bodied
The Bruni Cross is an ancient cross between Verdicchio and Sauvignon developed by Dr. Bruno Bruni in 1936. The result is a medium bodied wine with good acidity.
Initially widespread in the central part of the Marche region thanks to its unquestionable quality, it began to be replaced in the most difficult economic years because of its scarce productivity. Over the years these replacements led to almost definitive disappearance of the Incrocio Bruni grape.
In 2006 with the Dr. Giancarlo Soverchia we decided to rediscover this ancient vine going to look for the few plants that still exist they could find in the area. A true operation “Viticulture archeology” that allowed us to put together a small number of gems that were then replicated by a specialized nursery for the purpose of creating in 2009 a 1 hectare vineyard of 100% brown crosses.
With the 2012 harvest, the first bottle of Incrocio was born Pure browns for a total of 3,000 bottles made.
About the Winery
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.
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