History

Years ago, the Paolini family began their winemaking experience, later developing the production of their first wine in 2004 and concretizing since the 2013 vintage, the creation of a completely new, revolutionary wine able to amaze anyone who tastes it: “Lemuria”, meaning “The Essence which lies in you”. The gradual and gentle cultivation of the vines carried out by grandfather Marino, the fascinating and natural production of Luteraia wine by Sergio and Eugenia after him, as well as the revolutionary and intriguing creation of wine Lemuria made by Andrea and his partner Stefania, allow the passing on to current and next generations of the pleasure in  offering the world something unique and essential, capable of generating fantasies today forgotten; because this is what happens to anyone who tastes one of the wines  produced by the Paolini Family.

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The patient taking care of the terroir, of the vines and of the natural creation of the Luteraia wine, has given Sergio the quality of being able to create something unique in its kind, then being able to transfer to his son Andrea  the passion and the spark, allowing him, in his turn, to give life to a new wine. Lemuria is the essence of a wine capable of enchanting the most curious experts and those who want to rediscover, in a wine, fragrances and flavours hidden amongst our most intimate and childhood memories.

Lemuria, the essence which lies in you, gives life to a new and fascinating world of wine. The paradigm that governs this world is based on principles and practices which have been forgotten by many. These, if rightly rediscovered, open the road to a fascinating world full of wonders, where what we sometimes consider fantasy can become reality, a reality that shall leave you amazed.

Sergio Paolini

Sergio Paolini

Eugenia Battisti

Eugenia Battisti

Andrea Paolini

Andrea Paolini

Stefania Fabbro

Stefania Fabbro

The terroir

The Terroir in which the vine plants of Luteraia sink their roots is an historical terroir. In the vineyards it’s not difficult to recover traces of ancient Etruscan settlements, dated back to the IV century. B.C. The founder of these archetypal sites seems to have been the “Lucumone Porsenna”. In the same way there are evidences that narrate of the subsequent Roman colonization, through pottery fragments and artefacts that emerge year after year as a result of excavation operations in the vineyard. The terroir is composed of a precious mixture of clay and tuff, with fine-skinned sediments. The permeability of the ground of the vineyard is therefore enhanced by this richness of sediments which makes more mineral the nourishment for the plants. From this mixture comes the yellowish color that had already struck the ancient Romans and that had made this particular soil known as “bottaio” in the dialect of the area near Montepulciano.

The Vineyards

The Luteraia’s vineyards cover three and a half hectares of land. About two hectares are dedicated to Sangiovese, which also include vines of native “Prugnolo Gentile”, the last hectare is dedicated to historical vines of Canaiolo, Mammolo and long grapes of Malvasia bianca aromatica, and for last half a hectare is dedicated to Merlot. Our commitment is to preserve the territory, through our innovative methods of viticulture, which allows us to respect the environment and to provide the best for the vines, so that they can give us the best possible results through their fruits.

The everyday experience matured for generations on the fields, the full respect of the plants, the technique of cordon spur pruning and a conscious preventive thinning of the garments at the time of green pruning, participate in obtaining a quality product. Because, on the contrary to what is usually observed today, good wine can only come from great grapes grown in the vineyard, and not elaborated in the cellar.  We are certain of this.

Workings

From January to November we work on our vineyard being very careful to respect it in its every aspect.

Traditional manual techniques, and mechanic just for the bare necessary, make our land very similar to the one of our grandfathers. The winter pruning is performed with the cordon spur technique, and on the green spur we make sure that just the right amount of grapes is left on the vines. A very attentive manual hoeing, hard but wonderful, allows to take out all the weeds. Like it used to be once, manual hoeing is a moment of gathering, joy and deep connection with the land. Mechanic operation follow during the season until the time of harvest, rigorously hand performed, where everyone gathers in a joyful moment of celebration, like a big family. Every grape is handled with care and kept in baskets, before being collected and transferred to the winery to be pressed. The vinification of our wines begins here.

The team

We want you to know all the people who work with us, they are all part of a team deeply convinced that beautiful things are made together and if everyone believes in the same philosophy.

Eugenia Battisti

Eugenia Battisti

The owner who supports us

Andrea Paolini

Andrea Paolini

The winemaker who gave life to Indigo wines

Stefania Fabbro

Stefania Fabbro

The researcher who gives love to our wines

Mirko Pifferi

Mirko Pifferi

The technician who observes and manages the farm

Ahmed Baz

Ahmed Baz

The worker who generates the best grape harvest

Giulia Salvadori

Giulia Salvadori

Public relations carried out with smile and passion

Andrea Matteini

Andrea Matteini

Marketing that makes us known to the world