Harvested within ancient walls in the heart of Erbusco, it is the historical vineyard we use for our Reserve. The Chardonnay is the result of Massale Selection and it is exalted by this unique territory.
Sylvoz training system was the transition from the method of the past, pergola and the counter used nowadays. This is why we have decided to keep it in order to preserve its characteristics. This is also one of the few vineyards which are mostly made of Pinot bianco. These two aspects make it a unique full-bodied wine with great acidity.
Situated South of the historical Erbusco church, this Chardonnay is grown in an ancient garden; the result is an elegant, balanced and mineral wine typical of our Millesimato.
These two terraces up the hill face south, making them the ideal environment for our Curtefranca’s Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon and Merlot grapes to fully ripen.
We grow an ancient Brescia variety called Erbamat in this terraced garden. This vine variety was chosen by Santa Lucia’s founder Pierluigi Villa through an accurate ampelographic research. It is characterized by a high acidity, a full body and longevity.
This vineyard is terraced at different widths, stretching on Erbusco hill and facing South-east. The clay loam soil nurtures the structure we need to compose our cuvée.
Situated South of Abbazia Olivetana Abbey in Rodengo Saiano, it is characterized by an important presence of clay, giving grapes a higher acidity than average: the result are salty wines with a balanced aroma.
This vineyard is made with Chardonnay’s clone Davis. Combined with a generally clayish soil, it creates wines that are fine, acid yet full-bodied.
This clay loam soil was chosen for its edaphic properties to plant Pinot nero grape. It finds an ideal spot to best express the base for Rosé, full-bodied yet elegant.
Situated at the Western borders of Franciacorta, where the soil is deep, sandy and well-drained, this vineyard ripens early -thus being the first one to be harvested- and has a medium sharpness. Therefore its grape is well-balanced, giving the wine a delicate aroma and a smooth taste.
The low fertility of this soil gained it the definition of “desert”. It gives grapevine a low sharpness and slow ripening. This makes it the last one to be harvested. The wine is full-bodied and harmonious, with a desirable level of acidity.
Clones STWA 95 and 96 are the result of Chardonnay clone selection by Santa Lucia’s founder Pierluigi Villa. They represent the best aromatic expression of this vineyard, creating very aromatic, balanced wines with excellent acidity.
Situated in one of the most panoramic spots of entire Italy, this vineyard lying on Mount Orfano is a Mediterranean corner in the heart of Franciacorta. The Chardonnay grown on this ancient soil shows its best characteristics.
No visitor of the most pleasant and beautiful lands of northern Italy, no wine gourmet of this region of Italy,
ignores the name and site of Franciacorta
This is a unique place for wine production. Since the Middle Ages, the name Franciacorta has been describing a territory, not wide yet favoured by its location and climate. Here accuracy and creativity combine to create a unique wine-making method known by the name of Franciacorta. Imagination and scientific strictness have been coexisting within the local culture, adding originality to something so ancient.