The Conti Zecca winery is located in Leverano (Lecce_Puglia/Italy) and dates back to 1580.
The history of the Zecca family intersects with that of the territory of Leverano in 1580 when Francesco Zecca, an agricultural entrepreneur of Neapolitan origins, moved to this area. In the seventeenth century, Salento was known as the wine region of excellence in Europe for the production of bulk wine.
The Conti Zecca estates cultivated with Negroamaro, Primitivo and Aglianico grape varieties play an important role in the economic relations between the Bourbon Kingdom and France, England, Sweden and Denmark. The Zecca family thus becomes the fulcrum of the development of the territory so as to receive the noble title of Conti from Pope Leo XIII.
Experimentation in the production of the first flasks of red wine took place in the early 1900s. In 1935 the first winery of the Zecca family was built in Leverano. In the 40s, the winery equipped with modern technologies and machinery is able to conduct the entire production chain of its wines until bottling and in this period the first Conti Zecca wine label was born, Donna Marzia.
Since the 1990s, the company has been run by the Zecca brothers: Alcibiade, Francesco, Luciano and Mario. The company now has 320 hectares of vineyards between the provinces of Lecce and Brindisi, divided into estates: Cantalupi, Donna Marzia, Saraceno, Santo Stefano.
The production amounts to 2 million and 500 thousand bottles and 30-35% is exported abroad. A production deriving entirely from its own grapes. The cellar of the Conti Zecca winery is one of the largest in southern Italy, with 50 barrels of Austrian oak and 1600 barrels and large French oak barrels.
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