About Palazzo Tronconi – ‘Biodynamic Wines’


About Palazzo Tronconi – ‘Biodynamic Wines’

The Medieval Village of Arce is situated in the Lazio region of Italy.

This is the story of a vineyard, owned by generations of a family, sold on by the grandfather, Salvatore, only to be bought back years later by the grandson. Six years ago Marco Marrocco set out to buy back two and a half hectares of land. Land that was once carpeted in vines, where his childhood was spent and where his heart remained.

At 37 and already a fully qualified engineer, Marco returned to the University of Tuscia and gained an AIS Diploma (The Association for Sommeliers in Italy), followed by a degree in Oenology. His years of study took him into the region of Bordeaux where he worked alongside the great Daniel Mouty, fourth generation vineyard owner of Chateau du Barry, Saint-Emilion, Grand Cru, Chateau Grand and Beauséjour Pomerol.

With the guidance of Gaetano Ciolfi, Professor of Enology and Simone Noro, son of horticulturist Carlo Noro, leading expert on biodynamics in Europe, Marco set to work to replant a new vineyard. The soul of the vineyard was reborn and with it a new chapter involving the principles of biodynamic agriculture.

Marco re-discovered abandoned, ancient vines that were historically grown in Arce. Red grape – Lecinaro; white grape -Capolongo, Pampanaro and white Maturano. Also the red grape Maturano, still the subject of research at the centre of Enology along with the red grape Olivella.

The new vineyard Palazzo Tronconi was aptly named after the renowned medieval bourgeoise family from Arce. Marco had not only restored a family vineyard but with it some of the agricultural heritage that had once belonged to this historic village.

In September 2014 Palazzo Tronconi produced it’s first Vintage.

Palazzo Tronconi has produced five wines.


A Lecinaro in purity, devoted to Salvatore, Marco’s grandfather.


Named after an ancient Roman colony.

A blend of the three unknown variety of white grapes (Maturano, Capolongo and Pampanaro).


Named after of an Arcese hero who was famous for having opposed the ascent of Garibaldi.

A blend of Olivella Nera, Lecinaro, Syrah and the red grape Maturano.


From ancient vineyards that Pallazzo Tronconi is responsible for.

A blend of Malvasia del Lazio and Trebbiano


Also from ancient vineyards.

A blend of merlot and san giovese.

The characteristics of these wines are their colour; the red is a deep pomegranate colour, the aroma of chocolate, in additional to the classical aromas of fruit, redhead wheat, blackberry and currant. Tannins are well balanced by the acidity. These wines are kept in barrels of second or third use, so that the aromas of the wood are not compromising the wine’s integrity. The whites are a yellowish colour loaded with gold, carrying detached notes of honey, a great sapidity and persistence.

Palazzo Tronconi – Via Corte Vecchia, 44 – 03032 Arce (FR), Cell. +39 348 0117556 –

E-mail: info@palazzotronconi.com – www.palazzotronconi.com

watch my video interview on youtube.com with english subtitles:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RzKi4htaxY

Certified organic and biodynamic by ICEA – Demeter Italia – Eco prowine

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