Cantina Santa Maria La Palma
Italy | Sardinia
No blue blood, just blood, sweat & tears.
At Santa Maria la Palma, there are no counts, barons or marquises. Instead, there are numerous families of humble winemakers.
Fifty years ago, these winemakers were allocated a series of uncultivated plots near the city of Alghero. Rather than a silver spoon, they had strong arms, straight backs, passion and commitment. Together, they tilled the soil and planted the vines. Working side by side, they harvested the grapes and built a cellar complex. These plots were ideal for vines, with great soil, plenty of sun and the sea nearby. They chose the grape types they wanted to grow, combining some well-known names with some lesser-known jewels.
Today, the 326 growers contribute to the winery are the children and grandchildren of those who first tilled those clods of earth, with their own hands, many years ago. Nobility is found in hard work and in the fruits of that labour.
Santa Maria la Palma, Aragosta Vermentino
Santa Maria la Palma Le Bombarde Cannonau