Montalera represents an iconic Italian agricultural estate on the southern shore of Lake Trasimeno. Certified organic for decades, in the eight hundred hectares of the farm it practices sustainable agriculture using regenerative and biodynamic techniques.
Around the estate, only woods and hills and, in the center, the Montalera Castle, a star-shaped fortress built in the sixteenth century by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. Just as in the past the fortress defended this place from invaders, today it defends environment, biodiversity, tradition and culture, representing an outpost for the protection of the values of this territory.
The olives, of Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo and Dolce Agogia varieties, are hand-picked and cold-pressed to produce the extra virgin olive oil, which is bottled the same evening as the harvest. In addition to oil, the production also includes barley, durum wheat, single and diced spelled, spelled and buckwheat, flax, millet and sunflower, Umbrian lentils, chickpeas and the multicolored Trasimeno bean.