Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Biodynamic Tuscan Wines from Fabbrica di San Martino.
Giuseppe Ferrua.


Founded in 1735, Fabbrica di San Martino is located on the outskirts of Lucca, the Tuscan city famed for its medieval and Renaissance architecture. While technically within the city limits, the 20 h property is completely surrounded by woods, effectively creating a unique site rich in bio-diversity. Cattle, vegetables, fruits (particularly lemons), olives and vines co-exist together in harmony, all farmed biodynamically.


This interview with Giuseppe Ferrua took place at L'Herbe Rouge in February, 2014.


Fabricca di San Martino's 2015 Harvest.


This visit to Fabbrica di San Martino took place in May, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Maya Pedersen.


DOC Colline Lucchesi "Arcipressi"
Soil: clay and stone
Grapes: Field blend of 15 Tuscan varieties
Age of Vines: 40 years old
Vinification: Grapes are co-fermented and aged in stainless steel. 4 days of skin maceration.


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