History

History

The history of our wine

Nicknamed “Italian”, the owner of Luminositá Winery is the Brazilian Nick Salussolia, son of Italian immigrants who arrived in Brazil at the beginning of the last century, coming from Piedmont and Bologna. In addition to the desire to prosper in the new land, they also brought a passion for wine: while looking to grow in business, they cultivated and produced wine for domestic consumption – out of sheer passion. With a trajectory of hard battles after decades, the family managed to alleviate the homesickness by traveling annually to Italy.

Already in this century, businessman Nick was invited to promote the sale of large plots of land in Tuscany, between San Gimignano and Volterra. Surprised by what he saw when he arrived at the site, he convinced the owner not to sell the land. Then, after they formed the society on the lands, he gradually acquired the entirety of the property.

The lands had long been abandoned. There was a complete winery and three rural houses, whose constructions date back approximately four hundred years: the real scenario to revive that passion of the boy who was born in a family of Italian immigrants who loved wine. Right at the entrance, the scenery has already proved to be apotheotic: it features centuries-old cypresses that stretch across the central boulevard – of truly exuberant beauty.

The lands had been abandoned for a long time. There was a complete wine cellar and three rural houses, whose constructions date back approximately four hundred years: the true setting to revive that passion of the boy who was born in a wine-lovers family of Italian immigrants. Right at the entrance, the scenery has already proved to be apotheotic: it features centenary cypress trees that extend along the central avenue – of a truly exuberant beauty.

The work to rebuild the vineyard was enormous and the total acquisition took years. But with this part of the objective achieved, the work was then directed to the renovation of the three rural houses that, today, have become true charming and comfortable rural tourism residences, hosting people with great warmth and tranquility.

Increasingly excited, he changed his lifestyle spending a few months of the year dedicating himself (including handily) to the vineyard. He participates in all the cultivation and manufacturing processes alongside the canteen, the agronomist and the winemaker.

His wife also participates in this whole work with the same commitment and with the same intensity. She is equally dedicated to harvesting, pruning and production. She is even responsible for the meticulous decoration of the three rural tourism houses which, incidentally, are the result of great taste, creativity and care.

Boutique-winery, always looking out for the final quality of the wine, Luminosità produces 18 to 20 thousand bottles a year, under extra attention and unparalleled care in the cultivation, vinification, quality and flavor of each wine produced.

Thus, each bottle of the internationally awarded AluSSinante and InSSieme wines carries a piece of its owner’s passionate story. And if talking about wine is talking about history, this is the story of our wines.

Named “Italiano”, the owner of the Luminositá Winery is the Brazilian Nick Salussolia, son of Italian immigrants who arrived in Brazil at the beginning of the last century, coming from Piedmont and Bologna. In addition to the willingness to prosper in the new land, they also brought a passion for wine in their luggage: while they sought to undertake business, they cultivated and produced wine for home consumption – pure passion. With a trajectory of arduous battles, after decades, the family managed to fade the nostalgia and belonging by returning annually to Italy for a walk.

And now, in this century and at the invitation of the then owner, businessman Nick was invited to promote the sale of large lands in Tuscany, between San Gimignano and Volterra. Hallucinating with what he saw when he arrived at the place, he not only convinced the owner not to sell, but also acquired a stake.

What he saw were lands that had been abandoned for a long time, which housed a complete winery and three rural houses, whose constructions date back approximately four hundred years: the true scenario to revive that passion of the boy who was born in a family of Italian immigrants, who loved wine. Right at the entrance, the scenery has already proved to be apotheotic: it features centuries-old cypresses that stretch across the central avenue – of truly exuberant beauty.

Although he had resumed the so enjoyable winemaking, the work to rebuild the vineyard was enormous and the acquisition took years. With this part of the objective achieved, the work was directed towards the renovation of the three rural houses that, today, have become true charming and comfortable agriturismo residences, hosting people with a lot of coziness and tranquility.

Increasingly enchanting, he changed his lifestyle, spending a few months of the year dedicating himself (including hand in hand) to the vineyard. It participates in all the cultivation and manufacturing processes alongside the canteen, the agronomist and the winemaker.

This whole work also participates, with the same commitment and as intensely as the wife. He dedicates himself in the same way to harvesting, pruning and production. He even took on the meticulous decoration of the three agriturismo houses which, incidentally, are the result of great taste, creativity and care.

Boutique winery, striving for the final quality of the wine and without targeting large trades, Luminositá produces 18 to 20 thousand bottles a year, under extra attention and unparalleled care in the cultivation, vinification, quality and flavor of each wine produced.

Thus, each bottle of the internationally awarded AluSSinante and InSSieme wines carries a piece of its owner’s passionate story. And if talking about wine is talking about history, this is about our wines.

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