The Azienda agricola Il Monticello was founded in 1982 when Pier Luigi Neri, electronic engineer, inherited a 19th-century house and a plot of land on the hills towering Sarzana, just in front of the sea.
As a hobby, he dedicated himself to viticulture, with the support of his wife Maria Antonietta Bacciarelli e his sons Alessandro and Davide, who were still students.
In 1994 Alessandro and Davide started managing the family cellar with commitment and enthusiasm, offering a wide range of quality wines.
Thanks to the cooperation with Claudio Icardi, a Piedmontese enologist, Il Monticello first approached organic and then biodynamic farming.
Vineyards are grown with huge efforts, implementing natural farming methods, since the respect of the environment and the search for quality are the beacon of their daily work.
Today Nicola Tucci is the company’s enologist. He specialised in the Moselle area and through his expertise managed to give new impetus and enthusiasm to this dynamic company, oriented towards sustainable agriculture and committed to the protection and maintenance of the environment.
The Azienda Agricola Il Monticello currently expands over 12 hectares of vineyard and produces more than 65,000 bottles of white, red and rosé wines exclusively from local selected vine varieties of Vermentino, Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Pollera Nera and Massaretta.
In addition to wine production, brothers Alessandro and Davide Neri run an holiday farm and a 2 hectares olive grove, where they produce an excellent extra-virgin olive oil, made with the ancient Ligurian olive variety Razzola and a minor percentage of Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino e Pendolino varieties.
Love for wine since 1982
From 300 to 100’000 bottles: it’s a passion that still grows day by day thanks to our creativity and love for our land.