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Castello Montegiove
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Hidden amidst the lush green Umbrian hills, in a breathtaking setting, the Castello di Montegiove dates back to the 13th century and has belonged to the Marquis Misciattelli family since 1780. Today, it is at the centre of an estate that extends over 1200 hectares in the beautiful Umbrian countryside and includes an industrious farm with 13 hectares of vineyards and an exclusive agritourism. Thanks to a challenging but exciting restoration project carried out by the owners, this bucolic and dreamy scene has been carefully preserved over time, from generation to generation.

Technical specifications

All vinification, barrel ageing and bottling operations are carried out in the old cellar, part of which was built before the 15th century.
Productive process

Wine production on the estate dates back to Etruscan times, and the first written reference to the vineyards of Montegiove is from 1292. The oldest vineyard still in production dates back to 1968. The selection of where to plant the vines in times gone by was just as careful as today, although in the past one relied on accumulated experience and knowledge of the countryside. This is also reflected in the exceptional quality of grapes still produced today. Over 700 years later, the vineyards of Montegiove still produce grapes of exceptional quality. Red varieties predominate in the estate's vineyards, including Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Sagrantino, as well as Canaiolo, Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards fall within the Orvieto DOC zone, historically known for its white wines thanks to its volcanic soil; the classification in this case is merely administrative, as Montegiove is geologically located on the Tuscan stratum, which is characterised by a greater presence of clay and limestone. In fact, the soil here is more similar to that of neighbouring Siena, in southern Tuscany, and extremely suitable for the production of full-bodied red wines.The soil types on the estate vary immensely, with altitudes ranging from 380 to 620 metres above sea level. As a result, the vineyards have been planted in different locations selected according to grape variety, microclimate, soil properties and sun exposure, so as to guarantee the best grape quality right from the start. Nature comes first, and then it is up to the dedicated staff to perfect what nature allows.

Further information

Lorenzo Misciattelli, an agricultural doctor, passionate winegrower and estate manager, moved from Denmark in 2002 with his wife Rikke and his credo is to preserve, develop and optimise what the Misciattellis have created over the centuries.

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via beata angelina 1 05010 Montegabbione TR
Telephone: 0763 837473
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