(CONTROGUERRA – TERAMO) The production area of the Monti Company in the province of Teramo in the municipality of Controguerra is called “Colline Teramane” among the most valuable in the Abruzzo region and the Monti wines reflect its value. A company that over the years has grown in excellence.
Monti’s History and Philosophy
History leaves us testimony on the first Abruzzo wine production, the sources come from Polybius , a Greek historian (205 and 123 BC), which testifies to the fact that since then, this area of the Teramo hills was renowned for the quality of its wines and the Controguerra area is considered today one of the most interesting areas of wine production in Abruzzo, and this is where the great work that the Monti Company has been able to consistently carry out over time, through the definition and improvement of some viticultural and oenological practices, with which it managed to obtain products with strong characteristics and typicality from vines such as Passerina ,Pecorino , and the characteristic Montepulciano DOCG .
Beginning in the 60s was the father of the current entrepreneur Emilia Monti , Elio Monti , together with his brother Antonio , starting from the initial supply exported to Germany, to the creation over time of a team, in which the family union has made the difference. Currently Emilia, with her mother Elide in the role of supervisor, has involved all the collaborators in this family adventure in feeling like a single team: by the winemaker Massimo Bartolini who for almost 15 years has contributed to the identification of the unmistakable Montepulciano “Style Monti ”, the irreplaceable Antonella that to divide years, between administration and commercial, with its unmistakable cordiality and professionalism is a key part of the company.
In the photo: Emilia Monti, owner, with her mother in their cellar
Witness of a story that began in 1969 , and which will mark its 50th birthday in 2019 , has never stopped depicting its mascot on the label, which has become its logo: the faithful spinone dog, Baffo , as a testimony to its loyalty to tradition and above all of quality.
The wines of Monti
Today the Monti Company produces about 70,000 bottles, with its 10 hectares, and the results of this production and commitment have been recognized at Vinitaly 2018 by the scientific committee with the assignment of an award to this great company in which excellence is really the result of hard and consistent work: “The Prize: Angelo Betti – Meritorious of viticulture – Grand medal of Cangrande” which was followed during the same year by many other awards.
The Pignotto Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane Docg Riserva 2010 is a wine that stands out and that rightly won the 5StarWines Award, at the Vinitaly 2019 international wine competition in the Red Wine category. Previously the company obtained the Gold Metal at the 24th Mundus Vini 2019 International Grand Prix. A Pignotto wine that represents Azienda Monti in its maximum expression. But in addition to the prizes received for the Pignotto for 2018, the AIS awarded the “Quattro Viti 2019” award to Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane Voluptas 2014. But the surprises of this company do not end, the new challenge is now the latest born: VIR, a Contoguerra DOC Pecorino and MKP a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo with no added sulphites, which completes the company’s research to eliminate the additions of sulfur dioxide with the utmost respect for the consumer.
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Info & Contacts Monti
Address: Contrada Pignotto, 54, 64010 Controguerra TE
Tel: +39 0861 89042