Montecucco is the Amiata Sangiovese, the new promise of Tuscan wine. It comes from the grapes cultivated in 7 municipalities with registered and guaranteed designation of origin, the DOCG, in effect since September 2011. They are: Arcidosso, Campagnatico, Castel del Piano, Cinigiano, Civitella Paganico, Roccalbegna and Seggiano.
Since its relatively recent foundation in 2000 - but with a history and traditional winemaking skills that date back centuries - the Consortium for The Protection of Montecucco is committed to the stewardship, protection and promotion of the Montecucco designation.
Today, the Consorzio represents 66 wine producers and has become one of the primary domestic and international viticultural reference points. Quality is ensured by a set of formal production conditions for the entire process, from cultivation of the grape to bottling, including a strict traceability system that lets consumers around the world know with certainty the origin of the wine purchased. The Consortium also inspects the bottled wine that has already been released for sale. Another equally important activity import is agronomy and oenology research, conducted in partnership with distinguished local and national universities and institutes.
The Consortium represents more than 500 hectares of vineyards cultivated over an area of 750/800 hectares and more than 1.2 million bottles, with an overall production of 1.8 million bottles annually. These numbers are sure to grow. Given Montecucco’s potential for growth, if all the vines were dedicated to DOC and the new DOCG designation, production would swell to nearly 5.5 million bottles.
Its ability to provide local, day-in and day-out support to the growers, assist in brand promotion, and focus on the quality of the end product, are all elements that have allowed the Consortium to earn the trust of the leading local estates and attract, over time, some of the top Italian wineries.