The La Montata estate is located in the Marche region in the northern area of Sant’Angelo in Vado, Pesaro-Urbino, also called the Montefeltro Region and is part of the Massa Trabaria district in the Upper Valley of Metauro.
Entirely sheltered from the northern winds, part of the vines are situated at an altitude of approx 1,200ft. asl, with a south/south-west exposure that enjoys , in the summer, a cool Apennine climate which lowers the humidity level on very hot days and in September, an exceptional temperature drift which further enhances the aromas that the vines produce.
La Montata is one of the only producers in the world that makes a smoked Passito and has been making it since the 15th century. They were the wine makers of Sant’Angelo in Vado who supplied the Vatican with their Vin Santo from the Vado hills.
The Vin Santo of Sant’Angelo in Vado is characterized, as sanctioned by secular tradition, by the drying of grapes in large closed rooms with an open fire. This not only reduces the moiture in the grapes but gives them their distinctive smoked note. The sweet wine, golden hued, and at times, bordering on amber, delicate and elegant; a wine renown for its singular ability to lead to meditation and elicit unique and pleasurable sensations, with aromas that range from honey to ripe fruit, from blossoms to an amiable smoke aroma.