The roots of wine production in Conero (located in the middle of the Marche) date back to the 10th century BC, during the Etruscan period. Compared to that, the Malacari family's 500 years in the region seems rather brief, though they are one of, if not the longest continually operating winery in the region. Alessandro Starrabba is at the helm of the winery and is the current generation of the Malacari through his mother's side of the family. He makes some of the best value Montepulciano to found in Italy - both his Rosso Conero Villa Malacari and the more modest Rocca bottling offer tons of character at very modest pricepoints.
Rosso Conero Villa Malacari, 100% Montepulciano, natural wine, full, dried fruits, cedar and spice, lovely texture, delicious wine.