Podere Santa Lucia Lacrima d’Alba Marche ’18

Region: Italy, Marche
Varietal(s): Lacrima
Size: 750 ml
Type: ,

Cause Supported: Children


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Additional Information

Alcohol: 13.5%

Style: Dry, Light Tannin, Medium Bodied


Vintage: 2018

Practice: Organic

Podere Santa Lucia Lacrima d’Alba Marche ’18

Winemaker Notes

Lacrima is an ancient and local grape that is rarely found outside of the town of Morro d’Alba. The wine is only produced by a handful of estates, including our Podere Santa Lucia. The grape’s name (meaning “tear” in Italian) is derived from its tear-like shape, or, alternatively, its thin skin that allows tear-like drops of juice to drip from the grape.

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 Lacrima grape.

Lacrima is a distinctively scented red wine. The wine’s floral bouquet is of lavender, roses and violets. Equally impressive are the flavors, which are largely blue fruits and baking spices. Typically Lacrima is medium-bodied, dry and full of delightful fruit tannins.

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. Podere Santa Lucia has been certified organic since 2018.

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