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Santa Martina is designed for the wine drinker looking for something new and fresh but not willing to sacrifice flavor and expertise.
About the Brand
- A sophisticated, stylish red blend for the wine drinker looking for something new
- Fruit comes from the highly regarded Nozzole estate in Chianti Classico and in Maremma.
- Folonari family has been producing wine in Tuscany for eight generations
Santa Martina is sophisticated, stylish and bold. This gutsy Tuscan red is made by a family with centuries of winemaking tradition, but its spice and taste is distinctively modern Italian. Santa Martina is designed for the wine drinker looking for something new and fresh but not willing to sacrifice flavor and expertise.
The Folonari Vigne a Porrona estate in Tuscany’s Maremma region and their Nozzole estate in Chianti Classico provide the outstanding quality fruit for this wine. Grapes are hand harvested and vinified separately and then carefully blended by Folonari in Greve, Chianti.
Wines since the end of the 1700s
Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari are the heirs of a history that spans the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The founder, Lorenzo Folonari, was born in Valtellina in 1729 and moved his family to Val Camonica, an area destined to become the cradle of a line of entrepreneurs. There, they will bind their name to entrepreneurship – first through trade and then with the production of wine.
In 1882, the brothers Italo and Francesco Folonari transferred the company headquarters, then known as Fratelli Folonari, from Val Camonica to Bresci and in 1911, they bought the historic Tuscan winery Ruffino. Ruffino was known for its distribution in Italy and its Chianti Classico, bottled in traditional wine flasks wrapped in straw.