PICENO WINERY - ACQUAVIVA PICENA

PICENO WINERY - ACQUAVIVA PICENA

In the ancient land of Piceni

Società Cooperativa dei Colli di Acquaviva Picena started its activity in 1961; the winery was built in 1965.
Piceno Superiore was awarded the Quality Assurance Label in 1968, one of the first in Italy.
A collaboration with Moncaro was established in the late 1990's which led to the winery’s acquisition in 1999.

The winery's goal is to have high quality red wines, important and enjoyable but with a correct and balanced positioning on the market. This goal is achieved thanks to the presence of modern technology, the use of automatic temperature control and the right production scale.
The barrels used are made of Slavonian oak but mainly French oak (Allier), as well as barriques.
The winery in Acquaviva Picena has 580 hectares of vineyards, 400 of which are cultivated for Rosso Piceno Superiore.

The cultivated red grapes are the typical ones of Piceno Superiore and come from central Italy: Montepulciano and Sangiovese. The production of Falerio dei Colli Ascolani DOC is also interesting and, above all, the pure recovery of two typical grapes of Marche region: Pecorino and Passerina.
The high hill which is not too far from the coast means that an ideal situation is created for red wines in the vineyards, thanks to the beneficial influence of nearness to the sea but in positions and situations protected by the hillside. The altitude of the hills is included between 200 and 400 meters above sea level.