Silvano Strologo wine farm

by admin on 10/11/2009


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This small family-run farming company was created by a group of farmers, who decided to start cultivating vines in the 1960s. Thanks to Sante Giulio Strologo, vines were first planted on hillsides which had been bought for this purpose since a south-facing hill will receive more sunlight than flat ground, contributing to the photo-synthesis.

Besides, Mr Strologo was one of the founders of the “Consorzio per la Tutela del Rosso Conero”, an association for controlling the quality of the Rosso Conero wine made by wine farmers in this area.

A particular microclimate influenced by the sun-drenched hills and vicinity to the sea, make cultivation of vines particularly favourable. The ground in the zone of Conero is calcareous (chalky), residing on a base of clay and it is well adapted to cultivation of vines.

Mr Strologo let his son Silvano inherit the company some years ago, having grown up at a wine farm and grown passionate at making high quality wine. He has continued his father’s business and extended the property from 4 hectares in 1976 to 14 hectares at present.

The Strologo family lives in the same house as where the production, storage and tasting of wine takes place.  Since we arrived in November, no production was going on, but we could at least have a look at their big, temperature-controlled steel containers and a wine cellar full of wooden barrels.

In addition to producing rosé wine, this company is also producing three types of red wine: the first one is called Julius after the owner’s father Giulio Strologo, but Julius (Caesar) is also the name of a Roman emperor. The second one is called Traiano (Trajan in English) after another Roman emperor, while Decebalo (Decebalus) was the chief of the Dacians (present-day Romania). After having been defeated by Trajan in battle, he committed suicide. The names of the wines have been conceived by a wine steward who has a good knowledge of Roman history. A white dessert wine called Muscà, which is very sweet, is made from the Muscat Blanc grapes.

The customers are frequently coming to the wine cellar before Christmas in order to buy presents and in the weekends during the rest of the year. The Strologo wine farm also delivers wine to various restaurants and about 40 % of the production is exported.

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