Pubblicato in: Blog
March 1, 2018

Bandita, the exclusive red made with a blend of the best grapes of the Marches region

Manuel Giobbi

Our oldest vineyard is a real biodiversity heritage site. In the Marches region, on the Italian Adriatic coast, local farmers have historically grown and vinified the three main grape varieties of the region namely, Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Lacrima di Morro d’Alba.

The name of the wine ‘Bandita’, as well as the SangVineto (our other label), is a tribute to the history of our territory. There was once an ancient “marquisate” where the vineyard is today, which left its “aura” of nobility which over the years has been handed down through the rural tradition.

Here, our oldest vineyard is the result of our heritage and history and this is why we created this exclusive red wine, (limited edition: only 4.000 bottles), both full-bodied and aromatic.

The genesis of the Lacrima, Sangiovese and Montepulciano blend

In the Scapezzano vineyard, located in the hills surrounding the coastal town of Senigallia (AN), the yield per hectare is deliberately kept low, the best grapes of Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, Sangiovese and Montepulciano are hand-picked when fully ripe. Initially, the three grape varieties are vinified separately, at the end of this first process they are all blended, in equal parts, into the Bandita red wine label.

The distinctiveness of this label, other than the blend, is given by the Lacrima di Morro. After aging twelve months in stainless steel vats and at least six months in the bottle, the Lacrima progressively lends its aromatic “exuberance” to the wine, raising the complexity and the “drinkability” of the wine.

It was our decision not to conform to the requirements of the ‘Rosso Piceno DOC’ (hence this wine doesn’t have the DOC appellation) and as such we were able to enhance all the characteristics of the three historical Marches grapes in a blend that best represents the history of Scapezzano and, of course, our personal tastes. And yours too, we hope!


Perfume and substance, the terroir!

Bandita is a ruby-red wine with violet reflections and a velvety finish on the palate. The bouquet is intense and complex. The wine displays beautiful richness, intensity and complexity with aromas of forest fruit (blueberries, blackcurrants, blackberries), pomegranate, litchi, as well as notes of violet, wisteria and lavender. Its dry and velvety finish on the palate varies in intensity depending on the vintage.

This elegant, intense, ruby, full bodied red makes it a good choice to take to a dinner party as well as on a good restaurant’s wine menu.

As the aging process progresses the aromatic exuberance of Lacrima will slowly give way to the great structures of Montepulciano and Sangiovese.




Bandita in a snapshot

Production area: Scapezzano di Senigallia (AN).

Grape varieties: Lacrima di Morro d’Alba 33% – Sangiovese 33% – Montepulciano 33%

Soil: calcareous clay.

Training system: Guyot.

Vine density: 2800 vines/hectare.

Production: maximum 1.2 kg per vine.

Harvest: Late September hand harvested (grapes fully ripened) oldest winery’s vines

Vinification: cold pre-fermentation maceration for flavour and colour extraction, fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature.

Ageing: 12 months in stainless steel vats with regular batonnages, followed by six months in the bottle.


Marchesato Sangvineto e Bandita

The name of the wine ‘Bandita’, as well as the SangVineto, is a tribute to the history of our territory. There was once an ancient “marquisate” where the vineyard is today.