The winery Montepepe is located on the lower slopes of a hill near Montignoso (Massa Carrara) a few kilometers from the Versilia sea, in the area of the DOC Colli of Candia and IGT Tuscan Coast.
The proximity of the sea and the Apuan Alps creates a special microclimate, made of windy summers and mild winters. The vineyards are located on terraces overlooking the sea, facing south on the mid-range of the hill. The soil consists of a loamy texture soils, slightly sandy, acid significantly.
The vineyards were mostly replanted in 2004. The vineyard area is about 5 hectares and is divided equally between white grapes and red grapes, cultivated with sapling oriented pruning, reared back, with screws to 0.6 meters apart.
Among the white Vermentino and Viognier. The Vermentino is a vigorous and productive vine, is well suited to the meager soil, with warm and slightly drought environments, typically grown in coastal areas and warm-arid south. In the medium-late maturing, it keeps well aroma. Gives quality wines, with a beautiful color intensity.
Among the reds, Syrah and Massaretta. The latter is a native Tuscan varieties, grown in the province of Massa Carrara. Very vigorous vine with medium ripening period. It has berries with waxy skin and produces a wine with ruby red color and good body.