Poderi San Lazzaro
** Certified Organic
The winery Azienda Agricola San Lazzaro born in May 2003 by continuing the family tradition in viticulture and wine production quality, respecting the environment and biological rhythms of the vineyard. The company, which is owned by Paolo Capriotti and Elisetta Carosi, is in an excellent location in the middle hill 290 meters above sea level, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the Adriatic Sea and 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the Apennine mountains. It is located in the Offida municipality, the heart of the Rosso Piceno Superiore, which is one of the historic Italian DOCs (Denominazione di Origine Controllata). Their work in vine-growing has become the principal activity of these two spouses as well as an integral part of them and, after several years, they have gained the experience necessary to achieve a more definitive and personal touch in wines at their cellar. To give their wines an original, non-traditional gusto, the vineyards are always cultivated organically, using technical means in respect to their methods of agriculture.
The winery, small but functional, is an integral part of a shed from the early ‘900, which lies atop a ridge with a panoramic view stretching from the Apennines to the sea. The vineyards are south, south-west and north-west in exposure, in a clayey soil with vine ages ranging from ten to fifteen years for Polesio and Podere 72, 40 years for Grifola. The company is composed of two adjacent farms for a total of 18 hectares — fifteen of which are vineyards and the other three covered in olive trees, annually producing 40,000 bottles of wine. The philosophy of Poderi San Lazzaro is to give the utmost care to the vineyards’ grapes and to thus ensure the highest quality product in the bottle.