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Lungarotti

The estate is located in the municipality of Torgiano in the Italian region Umbria, The history of the traditional family goes back 300 years. The business was taken over by the Umbrian wine legend Giorgio Lungarotti (1910-1999) in the early 1960s. In 1936, he completed his agricultural studies with a thesis on modern viticulture techniques. In the 1970s, after extensive experiments, he put high quality standards the foundation stone for the DOC classification of the area Torgiano, Today the company is managed by his daughters Teresa Severini and Chiara Lungarotti.

Lungarotti - Montefalco Estate - Teresa Severini and Chiara Lungarotti

Diverse cultural activities are carried out in a foundation and two museums are operated, among others. These are “Museo del Vino” (artefacts and information about 5,000 years of wine history) and “Museo dell'Olivo e dell'Olio” (olive cultivation). Maria Grazia Marchetti Lungarotti is responsible. There are two production companies (country estates). The Torgiano wine cellar was built in 1962 and expanded in the following decades. The Montefalco wine cellar was built in 2000 in the style of a country house. Festivities and weddings are organized on the ground floor. The wine is vinified in the cellar.

The vineyards cover 230 hectares in Torgiano and 20 hectares in Montefalco. It will be the red wine varieties Sangiovese. Cabernet Sauvignon. Colorino del Valdarno. Merlot, Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) and Sagrantino, as well as with the white wines Vermentino. Trebbiano Toscano. Trebbiano Spoletino. Grechetto di Orvieto. Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ) cultivated. The management of the vineyards in Montefalco has been carried out since 2014 according to certified guidelines of the Organic viticulture (Bio). In the vineyards of Torgiano one sustainable Management operated (Viva).

The wide range of products includes DOC wines Montefalco. Torgiano and Torgiano Vin Santo, DOCG wines Torgiano Rosso Riserva and Montefalco Sagrantino Passito and IGT wines Umbria. The flagship of the house is the DOCG "Torgiano Rosso Riserva Rubesco Vigna Monticchio", which is made from 100% Sangiovese. After one year of fermentation and aging in wood (each 50% large wooden barrel and Barrique ) the wine matures in the bottle for another five years. Other premium wines are DOCG "Montefalco Sagrantino (100% Sagrantino; 12 months aging in barrels; 24 months in bottle), DOC Torgiano Bianco" Torre di Giano Vigna il Pino "(Vermentino, Trebbiano and Grechetto; 30% fermentation and aging in barrels and 70% fermentation and aging in stainless steel; 12 months in bottle). 2.3 million bottles of wine are produced annually. Around 45% are exported to 50 countries worldwide. Besides, too grappa, Walnut liqueur (Nocino), olive oil and balsamic produced.

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