Fattoria san Lorenzo is a family estate producing organic and biodynamic wines. The estate was settled by Enrico Crognaletti, whose son Gino took over later on. Today, it is owned and managed by Natalino, Enrico’s grandson.
The vineyards are located in the region of Le Marche on the Adriatic coast, in Montecarotto near the communes of Ostra, Ostra Venere and Corinaldo.
Vigna di Gino is named after Natalino's father, Gino who spent his life selecting old clones of Verdicchio. The first vintage of Vigna du Gino wine dates back to 1997.
Verdicchio has played an important part in the life of the Crognaletti family for many generations. Todays owner Natalino benefits from the knowledge he got from his grandfather Enrico, an excellent cooper and a very good wine maker.
From the 35 hectares of biodynamically grown grapes, Natalino produces wines with a distinctive minerality which are full of character and have an incredible ageing potential (in their cellars it is still possible to taste some 1991 Verdicchio that hasnt been bottled, which could easily be mistaken for a wine 15 years younger).
All the Verdicchios undergo 20 days of fermentation with only indigenous yeast. They are then aged sur lie in steel tanks: this produces wines with a rich, deep colour with intense aromas.