Cantina di Montecarotto


the heart of wine production in Le Marche

Cultivation of the vine has undoubtedly ancient roots in this area. It is no accident that legends abound here that the verdicchio grape dates back to the ancient Romans. The first modern, specialised vineyards, however, date from the 1950s, and the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC is granted in 1969. The Cantina di Montecarotto is built in 1972, from the mid-1980s Moncaro begin to make considerable investments in order to reach the highest quality in all its production and in the vineyards. Central point of the Cantina di Montecarotto is the organization in order to process separately the grapes coming from various types of soil. Meticulous cellar work and the most up-to-date technology are designed to create an environment that unfailingly produces fine white wines. Membrane presses allow light pressing of the clusters, while sophisticated temperature control, anti-oxidation measures and sur-lie maturation ensure high quality of the wine. Moncaro also houses the bottling line for all three facilities.

The Cantina di Montecarotto comprises 800 hectares (ca. 2,000 acres) of vineyard, of which 450 are dedicated to the production of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico. This is truly the kingdom of Verdicchio wine, and the Verdicchio grape is the undisputed monarch and is undeniably responsible for the finest wines of the area. Malvasia and Trebbiano are also grown in the area, and the latter too does well in the hills here, yielding very impressive results.