The Cipriana COMMERCIAL FARM has a long history in the Bolgheri area (it is the third such farm to have been established there and the first bottle of San Martino was produced in 1978). It lies on the slopes of the mediaeval town of Castgneto Carducci and is the property of the Fabiani brothers who have been vine growers since 1975.
The concern owns some 8 hectares of vineyard and 3 of olive trees. A part of the vineyards is near the main buildings of the farm and part on the via Bolgherese where the most famous internationally known vine growers can be found. The average age of the vineyards is 10 years with between 5000 and 6000 stems per hectare. The vines are Guyot-trained spurred cordon plants. The olive groves, also partly near the main buildings and partly near Venturina, contain trees that are 'vase' pruned in the traditional Tuscan shape and include century old trees.
The wines produced are: two Rosso Bolgheri, one Bolgheri Superiore, one Vermentino Bolgheri and one Bolgheri Rosato.
These are all (DOC) Controlled Denomination of Origin. The Bolgheri Superiore, which bears the name "San Martino" deriving from the famous Italian poet Carducci, is made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot grapes, while the other reds have a Cabernet Sauvignon base with a variable percentage of Merlot and Syrah.
The company cellar is entirely underground in order to guarantee the best temperature for vinification and ageing in the cement barrels, which are kept at a controlled temperature. The only grapes used are the exclusive property of the company.
La Cipriana in is the Consorzio Bolgheri DOC and calls on the external consultants the oenologist Dott. Alberto Antonini and the agronomist Dott. Francesco Venerini, to advise on the running of the cellar and the land.