- Varieties Cultivated: Sémillon, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Country: Italy
The history of this lovely story starts with Alberico, Prince of Venosa, who inherited land along the Appian Way – at the very gates of Rome – in 1946. He decided to plant four rape varieties: Merlot, Caber-net, Sémillon and Malvasia di Candia, and to cultivate them according to the principles that govern modern organic agriculture, anticipating a certain future concept of agriculture. As time went by, the Prince of Venosa started to produce one red wine and two white wines, all unique and striking and reserved for the few connoisseurs who were able to taste the fruits of his labor and his production tech-niques as an avant-garde winemaker, one far ahead of his time.
From the precious remnants of their grandfather’s vineyard, his three granddaughters Allegra, Albiera, and Alessia decided to revive the estate and to give continuity to its work, dedicating the most important wine produced to his name: Alberico.