In 1968 the Marquis Paolo Misciattelli Mocenigo Soranzo
“The cellars of the Castle of Montegiove are not a
large scale industrial plant, but those of a large farm where the owners for
generations have adopted progressive farming practices and perfected their wines
The estate comprises a multitude of different soil types, and thus
allows the different grape varieties to be planted only at the most suitable
sites with respect to soil type, microclimate and sun exposure. The red wine is
generated uniquely by grapes produced on the
estate of Montegiove, exclusively from selected grape clusters, handpicked at
perfect ripeness and meticulously vinified in the castle cellars that date back to the XVI century and have
been recently renovated.
Large parts of the vineyards of the estate have been replanted.
The number of fields allocated to viticulture has been reduced in comparison to
the seventies, to allow the estate to concentrate on the production of red
grapes of high quality. The vineyards include typical Umbrian and Tuscan
varieties: Sangiovese using the classic clones of Brunello and Prugnolo gentile
known from the famous wine districts of Montalcino and Montepulciano. The other
varieties are: Sagrantino (indigenous Umbrian variety), Canaiolo Nero, a French selection of high
quality producing clones of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The estate
still has vineyards planted in the late sixties which include: Montepulciano (locally known as Morellone), Barbera
and Sangiovese (locally known as Sangioghetto).
In an ongoing project, historic vines of the estate are selected and
propagated. The plantation of vineyards for conservation of genetic
resources and for future grape production has begun in spring 2013.