Casa Lucciola is a small family owned farm, focused on wine making. Certified for organic agriculture since 1998 and embracing biodynamics since 2014, Barbara and Luca Cruciani produce and bottle Verdicchio di Matelica DOC.
Why have we chosen to practice organic agriculture and more recently biodynamics? Because we are convinced that people engaged in agriculture have the task and responsibility of safeguarding the health of soil, ecosystems and people for future generations.
Our beautiful vineyards are established in the 9.8 acres surrounding our home and winery. Facing south-west, on a hill of 430 metres elevation named Casa Lucciola, we are in the heart of Verdicchio di Matelica, in the Macerata province of the Marche region. Our soil is mainly clayey, rich in limestone, which nourishes our grapes until, with a little help, they become our Verdicchio di Matelica.
We believe that agriculture should involve working hand in hand with Mother Nature through natural processes. As wine makers, we also strive to balance our ethos with manufacturing a high quality product that offers a special sensory experience – unique and different every year – which pleases our customers and respects our planet.
We would like to be on earth together, in harmony.
Verdicchio di Matelica
Vineyard Size: 4 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 7 years
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, 30 day spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 9 months in stainless steel, sur lie, 6 months in bottle
Filtration: 5 micron cardboard
Added S02: minimal