Montemelino wine cellar is in Tuoro sul Trasimeno on the northern hills of Trasimeno Lake, between Umbria and Tuscany, at around 300 meters above sea level. The vineyard of about 8 hectares, is included in the territory of the “DOC Colli del Trasimeno”, a territory particularly suited to wine production for the favorable microclimate of the lake.
The farm has been conducted, since 1961, by Margret Etten Cantarelli and now by Sabina, her daughter, which is pursuing a job which has always involved the whole family.
The small winery, but very cozy is always open to those who want to know and taste the wines produced. We also organize wine tasting tours for small groups.
The vines are prevalent Sangiovese Umbria and Gamay Perugino, typical grape of Trasimeno Lake and hills. Merlot and Pinot, international varieties, fit very well to the clay soil of the vineyard and give a quality production of the wine. A small part of the company’s vineyard is planted with Cabernet, which optimally fits to the Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo.
The grape varieties for white wines are half and half Trebbiano Spoletino and Grechetto, according to the tradition of the place.