The Vino Passito di Riesling Pasiré Golden Selection Marchesi di Montalto is grown in the municipality of Montalto Pavese at 390 meters on purely calcareous soil with south-east exposure. The manual harvest begins in the first days of September with a selection of the bunches and after having cut the fruiting shoot at the end of September; cryomaceration and pressing follow. The Vino Passito di Riesling “Pasiré Golden Selection” Marchesi di Montalto is then left to ferment throughout the winter and spring, then stored in steel and is normally bottled 3 to 4 years after harvest with a further six months in glass.
The Marchesi di Montalto since the 1960s, with Tersilio, the grandfather of the current owners, began to renovate the old buildings with the aim of turning them into premises for a winery to make wine from the harvested grapes.
However, the Marchesi di Montalto had the outcome of this radical process of change only became reality in the 90s with the arrival of Dr Gabriele Marchesi one of grandfather Tersilio’s grandsons, he began restructuring the whole company, starting from the vineyards, where he chose to cultivate Pinot Noir and Riesling Renano, the two varieties which are best suited to this territory.
The former winery has been completely renovated and adapted to the new demands of winemaking, He installed a modern and automated plant for the crushing, fermentation and storage of wines.
The massive underground tank from the 1800s, which was then used to collect rainwater, has been transformed into a unique wine cellar, ideal for the fermentation and maturation of prestigious sparkling Classical Method Spumante.
In short, the entire building has been mainly designed for the processing of the two varieties mentioned above, in order to exalt these wines which represent this close link of tradition with the territory, although constant research of innovation is done so as to continue to express its maximum quality potential.