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Our Cellar

The Berioli's Winery has been opened in Montesperello since the beginning of 1900 and is located on the green hills around the Trasimeno Lake, on the border between Umbria and Tuscany.  This territory has been universally appreciated for its historical, cultural, artistic heritage as well as for its splendid landscapes which are so rich in greenery that Umbria is still now nicknamed «The Green Heart of Italy».  It is a land where olive trees and vineyards rule. Here oenology dates back to the Roman-Etruscan times, more then 3000 years ago.

« In our vineyards, cared like gardens, each row is an expression of the profound respect for nature and the continuous contact of man with his land of origin »

Our philosophy

Thanks to our philosophy and to the focus on research, many innovations have been introduced in the vineyards, in agreement with traditions.  With the new acquisitions, the Berioli's Cellar currently coltivates 12 hectares of organic vineyard. Indeed Roberto Berioli -the owner and vigneron of the Cellar - is a biological winemaker: we cannot use any chemical pesticides, but just natural products to take care our vines. Red wines have been produced by Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Grechetto, Chardonnay and Trebbiano Toscano have been used producing our white wines. 

Among the white-berry grapes Grechetto (which is the most ancient native vine), certainly plays a pivotal role. Its name is due to the fact that our ancestors believed that it had Greek origins because it reminded them of the typical sweet flavour of Greek wine, but the real reason for its agreeable taste is to be found in its very thick skin, which makes this grapes capable of giving sweet dessert wine. Our grapes have been picked up by hand, during the harvest season. By this way, we can bring every years perfect grapes inside our cellar, ready to be transformed into wine.

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Berioli wines are born from a privileged relationship with the vineyard. A creative process built day after day with perseverance and passion, through which from the vineyard we arrive in the cellar, from the vine to the bottle. The winery is located in restored antique rooms, where the wine rests in French oak Barriques and Tonneaux. The care and passion that binds the Berioli family to their land has led the company to undertake and complete the process of converting its vineyards to the method of organic cultivation. An ethical choice dictated by the desire to feel part of a system where human intervention is limited to following the biological rhythms of nature. The grape harvest is carried out strictly by hand and the grapes are crushed a few hours after harvesting. Today Roberto Berioli with his wife Cristina and with their children Matteo and Assunta, with their respective families, have taken up this story to continue it respecting their homeland.

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