Wine Details

Santa Barbara Rosso Piceno DOC Ste

The image of the Estate’s historic Rosso Piceno DOC was revamped in 2017, resulting in a new label and a new name: Stè, short for Stefano. Vinified and aged exclusively in stainless steel, this is an easy-drinking wine, perfect for everyday occasions. Bright ruby red with notes of red fruit and spices on the nose, rich marasca cherry comes through along with a spicy aftertaste of white pepper. Dry and persistent, the Stè presents smooth, almost imperceptible, tannins. An attentive and precise selection of grapes in the vineyards ensures the highest quality.



Santa Barbara


Rosso Piceno DOC


70% Montepulciano, 30% Sangiovese

Number of bottles produced:

100,000 bottles

Production area:

Marche hillsides, southwest exposure


250/260 meters (820/853 feet) a.s.l.

Age of vines:

25 years


9,000 kg/ha


Cordon spur


Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks


4 months in stainless steel plus 2 in bottle

Alcohol content:


pH level:



5.8 g/L


Medium density, rich in clay

Time of harvest:

Beginning of October



Recent press reviews


Santa Barbara Rosso Piceno DOC Ste 2023

Vinous Media (88)- "The 2023 Rosso Piceno Ste is rich and fruit-forward, with a burst of crushed blackberries, cherries, rosy florals and white pepper hints. This is juicy with a core of tart wild berry fruits and zesty acidity that keeps the energy high throughout. It finishes with medium length. It leaves the palate completely reset for another sip. The STE is a no-frills blend of 70% Montepulciano and 30% Sangiovese."


Santa Barbara Rosso Piceno DOC Ste 2021

Vinous Media (89)- "The 2021 Rosso Piceno Ste wafts up from the glass with a fresh and peppery bouquet, as roses and violets give way to crushed blackberries. It’s soft-textured with zesty acidity that motivates its tart wild berry fruits, as a vivid note of violet pastille forms toward the close. The 2021 finishes with grippy tannins, but also remarkably fresh, leaving hints of licorice to slowly fade. The Ste, a blend of 70% Montepulciano and 30% Sangiovese, will perform best at the dinner table."