Le Rocche Malatestiane
The company Le Rocche Malatestiane is located in Rimini, on the Adriatic coast and has its wine production areas on the hills overlooking the sea. Le Rocche Malatestiane has always represented the wine producing roots of the Rimini area and it is with pride that since 1959 the company and the wines carry the name of the family Malatesta, Signoria (nobles) of Rimini from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century.
I Malatesta, especially Sigismondo Pandolfo, were great leaders and patrons, and thanks to them works of art and architecture were made such as the strongholds and fortresses that can be seen on the hills, where we cultivate our vines.
The wines of Le Rocche Malatestiane are produced by 500 growers who directly farm 800 hectares of vineyards distributed on the hills of the Province of Rimini, from upper Val Marecchia to the hinterland of Cattolica, on the border between the Romagna and Marche regions.
From this wealth of vineyards the best grapes of the CDO (DOC) Colli di Rimini and CDO (DOC) Romagna are produced. Our territories look like a mosaic of terroirs, different in altitude, in the type of soil and the position from the sea.
Since 2011, with the project "Land of Sangiovese from Rimini", the company has wanted to redevelop its identity through the enhancement of the Sangiovese grape that most distinguishes us because it represents over 70% of our local productions.
Therefore we invested on the analysis of soils with a zoning which outlined three major terroirs and thanks to new grape selection methods in the winery and a separate vinification, it was possible to create an interpretation that better respected the characteristics of the grape variety and terroirs of origin.
Alongside the production of Sangiovese there are productions of native grapes such as Rebola, Pagadebit and Biancame and international varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay that have found a positive expression in the Rimini area.
Our cultural roots and our passion for the territory have led to the restoration of a magnificent underground cave in the heart of Monte Giove, the hill on which Santarcangelo di Romagna stands, in the Province of Rimini. Here we refine the sangiovese Mons Jovis, in conditions of temperature stability and balance of all the factors that make the wine extraordinary.
The same passion for the region and for our origins as winemakers make our wines special.