about this subregion

Tucked away in the heart of Italy, the Montecucco Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) offers a quintessential representation of Italian viticulture, blending tradition with an environment that seems tailor-made for grape cultivation. Nestled between the more renowned regions of Tuscany and Umbria, Montecucco benefits from a unique microclimate that is kissed by Mediterranean breezes and shielded by the Mount Amiata, ensuring a harmonious temperature regulation.

Central to Montecucco's vinicultural success are its distinctive grape varieties. Dominating the red vineyards, Ciliegiolo and Sangiovese grapes are the region’s pride. While Sangiovese is a name often associated with some of Italy's most famous wines, in Montecucco it finds a different expression, enriched by the soil’s minerality. Ciliegiolo, with its cherry-like aromas, complements Sangiovese's structure, adding layers of depth and character to the wine.

On the white front, Montecucco boasts a delightful mosaic of varieties. Grechetto offers crisp and aromatic notes, often reminiscent of orchard blossoms. Malvasia, with its ancient lineage, brings forth floral fragrances and a hint of honeyed sweetness. Trebbiano, versatile and vibrant, provides a backbone to many blends, while Vermentino, a coastal native, introduces hints of the sea, intertwined with notes of citrus and green apple.

Together, these grape varieties, set against the canvas of Montecucco's breathtaking environment, craft wines that are both a testament to the region's history and a promise of its bright future.



Vineyard Hectares



1400 - 1800


Discover Terroir

The Montecucco DOC, that is part of the Tuscany wine region. covers the area between the slopes of Mount Amiatta to the hills before reaching the city of Grosseto, also extending in a north and northwest direction until reaching the border with Siena, always within the province of Grosseto. The Consorzio Montecucco diligently oversees and promotes the quality and integrity of wines from this region, reflecting a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation in every bottle produced under the Montecucco DOC label.

The climate in the region is markedly Mediterranean. Within the DOC, there is a good temperature oscillation between day and night and a much more concentrated rainfall distribution between the autumn and winter months.

The topography of this DOC is characterized by many hills, which are located on loamy and stony soils that provide moderate water availability for the vines.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties:  Ciliegiolo, Sangiovese

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Grechetto, Malvasia, Trebbiano, Vermentino

Within the embrace of Montecucco DOC, a quartet of wines narrates the story of Tuscan terroir and grape diversity.

Bianco, a symphony of grapes, unites a minimum 40% Trebbiano Toscano and/or Vermentino with a medley of other authorized white varieties. This white wine enchants with a balanced fusion of citrus and floral notes, capturing the essence of sun-drenched vineyards.

Rosato, a joyful expression, dances with a minimum 60% Ciliegiolo and/or Sangiovese, harmonizing the melody with other authorized non-red grapes. Radiating hues of pink and aromas of red berries, Rosato paints a vivid portrait of Montecucco's vibrant spirit.

Rosso, the heart of the collection, weaves a minimum 60% Sangiovese with a tapestry of other authorized red grapes. This red wine tells a tale of Tuscan tradition, unfolding layers of cherries and earthiness, a reflection of the land's rich heritage.

Vin Santo, a sweet finale, melds a minimum 70% Grechetto, Malvasia, and/or Vermentino with other authorized white grapes. Aged with care, Vin Santo unveils a symphony of dried fruits and honey, encapsulating the passage of time and the artistry of Montecucco's winemakers.

In every sip of Bianco, Rosato, Rosso, or Vin Santo from Montecucco DOC, nature's bounty converges with human craft, a tribute to the land, the traditions, and the passion that define this captivating corner of Tuscany.