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The Benefici estate owned by Marquises Bozzi-Corso Colonna Santangelo, situated in the countryside of Roccaforzata, a medieval village with an austere early 13th century castle, consists of 55 hectares of hilly land which surrounds a fortified farm constructed in 1400.

The land gently slopes down southwards to the plane of Taranto and is exposed to sea breezes which create the ideal microclimate for wine cultivation.

A low weight yield of grapes per hectare, careful selection, combined with the use of suitable wine-making technology are the essential factors which ensure the quality, integrity and wholeness of the products.

The Marquises, who are been fervent environmentalists for a long time, have introduced and developed organic agronomic techniques and have revived the family wine-making tradition which started in the 1920’s.

With their alternative and innovative approach to agrcolture they have succeeded in combining a respect for nature and a love of tradition with up-to-date methods, thus obtaining a product of superior quality.

The Bozzi-Corso Colonna Santangelo Family

Bozzi-Corso Colonna are descendant of Mariotto a roman prince of the Colonna family, they acquire the surname Bozzi-Corso by joining the title of the princes of the island of Corsica with that of the Bozzi family.

Landing in Naples from Corsica, at the head of a small army, Mariotto Colonna succeeded in liberating Federico, son of King Ferdinando I of Aragon, who had been captured by the rebellious barons.

The Santangelo family, an old feudal family, connected with the Bourbons, who included among its more illustrios members Marquis Nicola chief minister of Ferdinando II, married into the Bozzi-Corso Colonna famiy.

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