Cantina di Acquaviva


in the ancient lands of the Piceni

The Colli di Acquaviva Cooperative begin its activity in 1961, and the winemaking facility is constructed in 1965. In 1968 the Piceno Superiore receives official DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) status, one of the first in the country. Its relationship with Moncaro begin in the late 1990s, and it is acquired in 1999.

The goal of the cellar is to make ultra-premium red wines, both impressive and enjoyable but affordable and in the right market position. Moncaro has achieved this aim thanks to modern technology with controlled temperature systems and to a good production capacity. Some of Moncaro’s wood barrels are made of Slavonian oak, but most are of oak from France’s Allier forest, as well as the barriques.

The Cantina di Acquaviva vineyard covers 580 hectares (ca.1,430 acres), those 400 are dedicated to the production of Piceno Superiore. The grapes are typical of this wine: Montepulciano and Sangiovese, both native in central Italy. Great attention is also given to the production of Falerio dei Colli Ascolani and Offida DOCG with Pecorino and Passerina grapes, two traditional varieties of Le Marche.

The hills, that rise to a considerable height at a short distance from the coast, ensure optimal conditions for the production of red wines, thanks to the nearness of the cooling sea breezes but at the same time protected by the slopes. The vineyards are located between 200 and 400 metres.