Martina Franca, lively town at 431 mt. on the sea level, is situated at
the boundaries of three Apulian provinces, Taranto, Brindisi and Bari
and equally far from the Adriatic and Ionian sea, in the southern
murgia. On the hills and in the wonderful Itria Valley, evocative for
its natural beauties where ancient traditions are still untouched,
different variety grapes are cultivated thanks to the support of the
climate which is very suitable to the vine growing. In this setting
Colucci family has taken an interest in wine art for 80 years.
The winery, led by dr. Francesco Colucci – winemaker
– and his son Piercesare responsible for sales department
– has produced for 50 years wine of high quality, providing
white wine bases for the bottlement to the most important Apulian and
Italian wineries. The cellar, 20 years ago, has been technologically
renewed by a refined wine-making automation, with a perfect synthesis
between technology and tradition to get a product able to satisfy the
most sophisticated taste.
The maceration, the must cleanness, the fermentation with controlled
temperature, the ageing of red wine in barriques, the bottling under
sterile condition and the perfect production process are the result of
a lot of experiences, a constant technical modernization and high
fidelity to the culture of wine.
The wines of San Martino ColucciVini are produced after an accurate
selection of those grapes more suitable in their vineyards and in those
selected by regular supplier. The territory of Itria Valley is studded
and surrounded by small plats of land cultivated with a unique passion
which represent the love to the wine. This passion requires a very hard
work and a considerable technic expert report, handed on generations to
give to the plant a necessary habitat to come out fruits with harmony.
Experienced care of our wine growers, geologic and climate
characteristic of the territory form and harmonic combination which
yields a restricted quantity of grapes which bear generous, superb
white and red wines that are produced in Itria Valley and in Salento
area. These are lands of great tradition which carries on first of all
the wine growing very developed thanks to favourable environment
conditions. The result is that the wine making is very refined and
wines are full of body and character.
During the grape harvest the different varieties of grapes are picked
with an accurate selection of the best fruit. Every production phase,
from the cultivated to the bottling is scrupulously attended and
controlled by highly skilled staff of ColucciVini cellar.
San Martino ColucciVini produce about 1.200.000 bottles per year that
are selled almost totally on best foreign market. In the last 2 years
San Martino cellar has been awarded in most important International
Wine Competitions with a lot of Gold Medals; San Martino has been
awarded also with a Oscar as best red doc wine producer in Apulia.