San Martino

In 2008, Lorenzo Piccin, a young winemaker from Montepulciano in Tuscany began making the wines of San Martino in the heart of Mt. Vulture in Basilicata. It is here that Lorenzo works passionately to craft his wines from the noble grape, Aglianico del Vulture. 

Lorenzo hails from a family of winemakers who after becoming dissatisfied with the over commercialization of land and viticulture in Tuscany decided to strike out on their own in Basilicata. In the early 1980's they founded the winery of Grifalco in the town of Venosa. In 2008, having just graduated from Oenology school in Turin, Lorenzo returned home and founded San Martino. The winery consists of 7 hectares of volcanic/clay/skeleton rich soils at an altitude between 450 and 500 meters. San Martino produces 3 wines with the oldest vines of up to sixty years of age going into the top bottling 'Kamai'. 

For Lorenzo it was of the utmost importance to work his vines following organic practices with native yeasts and to respect the health of his land, vines and terroir. 

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San Martino Siir 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Made with organically farmed fruit, the 2015 Aglianico del Vulture Siir offers a less formal interpretation of what is one of Italy's most austere and age-worthy wines. This expression instead offers accessibility and a food-friendly approach. The structure is there, but the wine
Item Number: 29316
Case: $167.40

San Martino Arberesko Aglianico 2015
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Late-ripening Aglianico from the Vulture volcano in Basilicata does very nicely in the warmer vintages, such as 2015. The high elevations and cool summer breezes always keep this magical and little-known spot in Southern Italy much cooler than you would expect. The 2015 Aglianico

San Martino Arberesko Aglianico 2013
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "There's a subtle ferrous edge to this focused red, accenting flavors of crushed blackberry, spice box, dried fig, hot stone and balsamic. A harmonious version, framed by supple tannins and bright acidity, with a lasting, herb-laced finish. Drink now through 2026. 2,083 cases