Fattoria Monticino Rosso is a family-owned winery that was founded in 1961 by Antonio Zeoli. The 90 acre property has planted 35 acres to vine with indigenous varietals: Albana di Romagna (Italy’s first DOCG white), Pignoletto and Sangiovese di Romagna. Winemaker Giancarlo Soverchia insists that quality winemaking can only be achieved through dedicated participation of the owners, thus Antonio is slowly handing the reins over to his sons Gianni and Luciano. Gianni is the cellar master and Luciano handles the business.
|light-bodied white that presents tangy acidity and creamy notes of yellow apple, apricot, orange zest and spice with an appealing floral finish.
|Wine maker notes
|Grapes are harvested in shallow crates to ensure that the
berries are perfectly whole on their arrival at the winery,
where the clusters are pressed whole. The must obtained
is fermented at a low, controlled temperature. The wine is
then left to settle, avoiding the malolactic fermentation,
and once bottled, it is kept in climate-conditioned cellars
for an additional period of refinement.
|The south facing vines are planted on gentle slopes to dark, stony soils. The fruit was whole cluster pressed, fermented at cool temperatures and settled naturally. Malolactic was blocked.