Wine region: Lazio
Area: Blera (Viterbo)
Square: 10 He
Quantity: 7 600 bottles
Owner: Emanuele Pangrazi
Agronomist: Marco Casolanetti
Enologist: Marco Casolanetti
Wine type: red
Grape: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Tempranillo
San Giovenale winery was created by Emanuele Pangrazi – Roman by origin and passionate about his territory and the wine. Together with a famous enologist Marco Casolanetti (who created Kurni ‘Oasi degli angeli’) he decided to plant vineyards in Blera area nearby Viterbo.
The vineyards he chose to plant are international grape varieties Carignan, Syrah, Cabernet and Tempranillo, planted with an extreme density of 10 000 vines per hectare, that forces the vines to go very deep in the soil and to fight hard to produce a bunch of grapes. Usually every vine generates only one kilogram of wine (one-two bunches).
In 2010 the first vintage of HABEMUS (meaning ‘we have it’) was produced – the only wine created by the winery – a blend di grenache, syrah and carignan. The wine is aged for 20 months in French barrique and the average production is 7000 bottles per annum.
The philosophy of the owner and the winery is to take care of the territory and to produce wine of quality rather than quantity. The winery is certified organic and is utilising geothermal energy.
To learn more about San Giovenale and HABEMUS please visit the winery website.