The Malacari family line goes back far into Italy’s history, with the current family home and winery, Villa Malacari, built in 1668.
Alessandro Malacari Starrabba carries on the family winemaking tradition, using only the local Montepulciano grapes for these two red wines. Of the 16 hectares of vineyards, five contain vines that are over 40 years old, producing naturally low yields and lending richness and complexity to the wines. These are very refined examples of the region of Marche’s traditional wines.
The grapes are picked by hand, loaded into small boxes to minimizing bruising and brought within 90 minutes to the cellar, where they are sorted, again by hand, before undergoing eight days of fermentation in stainless-steel tanks. The finished wine is then aged in oak barrels for between nine and 12 months depending on the vintage.
|Rocca 2014, igt Marche Rosso||€276 per case|
|Villa Malacari Rosso Conero 2013, DOC, Montepulciano||€324 per case|