Selva Capuzza

Selva Capuzza is located four kilometres south of Lake Garda and it sits in the heart of the three main DOC areas; Lugana, Garda Classico and San Martino della Battaglia. The 35 hectare farm is owned and managed by Luca Formentini and today produces some of the most captivating white and red wines on the Brescia side of Lake Garda.

At the heart of Selva Capuzza's ethos lies an unwavering dedication to sustainability, exemplified by a comprehensive philosophy that places utmost emphasis on environmental integrity. Rejecting the use of herbicides, the estate nurtures a sanctuary where nature flourishes, with expansive grass pathways and meticulously preserved nature corridors that foster biodiversity. Employing solely natural treatments, safeguarding the surrounding ecosystem, cherishing the woodlands, ponds, and indigenous flora. Water conservation is also paramount, with the winery diligently minimising wastage. Their commitment doesn’t stop there, from the vineyards and winery, through to their decisions on packaging, utilising recycled materials where possible, and lightweight glass, each aspect is carefully considered.

While implementing organic farming practices without formal certification, Selva Capuzza's wines stand as a testament to their unwavering commitment to sustainability. A truly sustainable choice for those looking to explore the beauty of Lake Garda's terroir.

Luca Formentini - Green Winemaker of the Year 2021 - Corriere della Sera The 100 best wines and winemakers in Italy by Luca Gardini and Giuliano Ferraro.

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(Lugana Selva 2022) "Alluring from the moment the cork is pulled, this stunning Lugana opens with aromas of magnolia, lemon verbena, Fuji apple and wild herbs. The crisp and electric palate pops with mixed citrus notes, tart nectarine, thyme and salted almonds, finishing with a stony minerality." 94 points, Jeff Porter, Wine Enthusiast (March 2024)

 (Chiaretto 'San Donino' 2021) "Strawberry and persimmon fruit streaked with vibrant mintiness and fresh-lemon acidity. There's a texture and taste that reminds me of cuttlebone – not quite chalky, not quite shell, crunchy. It has the more-ish food-friendliness of intrinsic but lightly sketched bitterness." 16.5 points, Tamlyn Currin, (February 2023)