The name Lvnae is inspired by the town of Luni, an ancient Etruscan and Greek port, consecrated to the goddess Selene by the Greeks (Luna, for the Romans). The first Luna settlement was founded by the Romans in 177 B.C. Lvnae Bosoni wine production is rooted in the ancient history of this land and its peoples, the Etruscans, Greeks and Romans, from whom it has inherited a great winemaking tradition.
“Etruriae Luna palmam habet…”
“In Etruria, victory goes to the wines of Luni…
This phrase, from Plino the Elder’s masterpiece “Naturalis Historia”, reveals that the wines of Colli di Luni were already well-known during the era of the ancient Roman empire (65 A.D.)”
The Roman amphitheatre of Luni (II century B.C.)
Introducing the geographical location of Italy within Europe with its particular position at the centre of the Mediterranean basin and with climate areas ranging from Alpine Continental (cold winters, temperate summers) in the Northern part to typical Mediterranean weather (hot summers, temperate winters) in the Southern part.
Liguria consists of a narrow strip that extends from the border with France to the northern part of Tuscany. Traversed by mountains (the Alps to the west and the Apennines to the east), the entire territory faces the Ligurian Sea. Although geographically part of northern Italy, it enjoys a temperate climate due to the influence of the sea. Genoa, the main city, is on the dividing line between the Riviera di Ponente and Riviera di Levante. Mountains and steep hills make up 70% of the territory, and there are only two plains: the Albenga plain in the Riviera di Ponente and the Magra plain in the Riviera di Levante. Around 70% of wine production is concentrated in the Magra plain in the province of La Spezia. Notwithstanding the limited volume of production, Ligurian wines, especially the whites, are renowned for their elegance and freshness.
Colli di Luni
The area of Colli di Luni is the easternmost corner of the region, lying between the Gulf of La Spezia and the Apuan Alps, only 7 miles from the sea as the crow flies. This privileged position provides a unique microclimate where the alternating action of the sea and mountain breezes, depending on whether it is day and night, creates the perfect conditions for cultivating vines and producing excellent wines.
The territory. From the land.
View of the river Magra valley and the Colli di Luni that shows the variety of the features of the land: the sandy/alluvial soil of the valley and the meagre/dry soil of the hills. This allows us to produce wines with completely different characteristics.