Villa Santo Stefano is the choice of Wolfgang Reitzle who, after many years as manager of the most important car manufacturers in Germany and the USA, has decided to produce his own organic wine and olive oil in Lucca. Reitzle´s passion for Tuscany led him to buy Villa Santo Stefano in 2001 with his wife Nina Ruge, a well-known journalist and author. The first vintage of the flagship Supertuscan wine Loto was released in 2006. The main principle of the estate, which also includes a space dedicated to hospitality, is a technological and environmentally conscious management. Starting from 2022 Villa Santo Stefano raised to 18 hectares of vineyards divided between Lucchesia and Maremma, producing a total of about 60,000 bottles of wine, together with 5 hectares of olive grove for 1,500 liters of extra virgin olive oil. Today the winery produces four red wines, one white wine and one rose wine.
Abayan, Alpina Wein, Globalwine, Hawesko, Santini Imports, Tesdorpf, Wein & Co
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
The colour of the wine is dark red to deep ruby red and the tast is characterised by red berries, smoky tones and a hint of vanilla. The structure is full, harmonious, elegant and versatile.
100% Cabernet Franc
ruby red clour very intense, characteristic scent and typical flavor, herbaceous but not too much, the nose perceives aromas of vegetables and red fruits - raspberry and cherry, whi8le in the mouth there is a good structure and particulary 6thick tannins. Great longevity!
DOC Colline Lucchesi
85 % Sangiovese, 15% ciliegiolo, Colorino, Canaiolo
It has a ruby red colour with purpel hues and scents of violets, red fruits and spices. It is fresh on the palate with a round tannin and it ends with a beautiful taste of fruit.
IGT - Vermentino
A balanced fruity and slightly mineral taste,^the bouquet is dry and of pleasant acidity.