Once upon a time there was the fertile soil of the hills around Marino, a charming town in Lazio, renowned for its wine production, so much so that it was famous for letting wine out of its fountains, coinciding with the village festival. From here begins the history of the Ziantoni family, who, due to the urban expansion towards the countryside, in 1972 decided to move to Tuscany, purchasing the San Luciano estate, in the territory of Monte San Savino (Ar), high Val di Chiana. The land, particularly suited for the vine, immediately convinces Ovidio and the small country church, near the house, conquers Gina, making her immediately feel at home. Confident of this new beginning, they will adopt the church as a distinctive corporate symbol.
Remaining tied to the tradition of Lazio, Ovidio also implants in Tuscany the white vines of his childhood: Trebbiano, Malvasia, Grechetto and Vermentino. As for red grapes, the choice can only fall on Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Time goes by, harvest after harvest and the grown-up sons Marco and Stefano decide to increase the area planted, buying a new plot and also planting international grape varieties, such as Chardonnay for whites and Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for reds
It was from this breath of youth that the first wine selections were born, which until now have given us so much satisfaction: tradition as a foundation, with the introduction of French oak barrels for aging, which opens up to the innovation of more performing machineries such as temperature-controlled barrels for fermentation and winemaking..
Those, who work in nature, must surely be sensitive to sustainability, which is fundamental to keeping our eco system healthy and balanced. San Luciano was the first company in the province of Arezzo to use only the clean energy produced by its 36 Kw photovoltaic system, already in 2008. Even the corporate accommodation facility, Villa Boschi Salviati, is completely autonomous from the energy point of view, thanks to two other small 10 Kw systems on its wooden roofs, in full respect of the surrounding environment.