Thomas and Kirsten Weydemann both had a passion for red wine, old country houses, Mediterranean landscapes and the Italian language for a long time. In 1997 They found in the heart of the central Italian region Le Marche the perfect place for their vineyard project: a deserted 150 year old farmhouse surrounded by 6 hectares of land.
The restoration of the house and the construction of the winery with its underground cellar offered them as architects the opportunity to design for themselves. Located in the middle of a DOC producing area, where wine has been made since ancient times, it was an ideal position for a new vineyard. This is how was born the Fattoria Serra San Martino that lies in the heart of Le Marche, about 20 km from the Adriatic Sea in the soft hills of the Ancona hinterland.
Their vineyards are located in the soft hills between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine Mountains on slopes facing the southwest, at an altitude of 220m above sea level. Even in summer they are aerated by cool winds. They allow grass and wild flowers to grow between the rows to create a habitat for useful animals. The unique micro climate guarantees a superior quality of the grapes.
The surface of the soil is characterized by clay and lime. Lower levels are predominantly sand and shell limestone. Where it is necessary they use organic fertiliser and sow green manures. Weed control is done mechanically without the use of herbicides. To protect the vines against plant diseases they use well-proven products of the ecological winegrowing.
Primarily cultivated at Serra San Martino is the autoctonal Montepulciano. In addition they grow Merlot, Syrah and a small number of Sagrantino vines. Slow growing rootstocks and a dense pattern of 6000 vines per hectare are the basis for the high quality of the grapes.
Serra San Martino Winery in Le Marche, Italy, with the choice of the ideal agronomic techniques and the ideal grape harvesting time to the vinification and the bottling, for the production of high quality wines, become one of the most important wine producers of Le Marche.
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