HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY

Company

Morro d’Alba lies amid the rolling hills of Le Marche, 10 km from the Adriatic Coast in the province of Ancona. It is here that Stefano Mancinelli has planted his vineyards and olive groves. His farm, of over sixty hectares, has a quarter of them devoted to growing specialist vines with which he produces his D.O.C. – guarantee of origin – wines: Lacrima di Morro d’Alba D.O.C. and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi D.O.C. Classico – both of which are typical of the region. 

On his land, 1500 trees of local varieties of olives have been planted – Frantoio, Raggiolo and Raggia. The oil extraction takes place in his mill on the same day it has been harvested. This results in a supreme extra virgin olive oil with a very low acidity level, and a fruity and aromatic flavour.

The flagship of his farm is his distillation plant – the first of its kind in the region. Freshly harvested grape pulp is made into several varieties of Grappa di Lacrima and Grappa di Verdicchio.

Philosophy

In order to improve the quality of our products, we limit the quantity of grapes by pruning the vines, thinning the fruit during the ripening process and harvesting
in several stages. We use only our own grapes grown on our own land, using traditional methods supported by modern equipment. 

“Mancinelli’s main objective is the quality of his produce, which is grown locally using good farming methods and regularly updated technology.”

This results in high quality produce which have strong links to the land and combine tradition and technology in his cellar, oil press and distillery.

Mancinelli Museum

Although our company is fairly new, our family has always had an interest in the cultivation of vines, wine making and the making of equipment. In the museum we have gathered as many objects and memories from the past – not only equipment, but common tools and utensils which show us how hard life was in bygone days. Nowadays we may find some of them amusing, but they help us appreciate the hardship of our grandparents’ lives.