Approximately 10 km south of Brescia, in the municipalities of Capriano del Colle and Poncarale, in the middle of the Po Plain, stands some high ground: Monte Netto, the very soul of this precious DOC Bresciana.
Geologically, Monte Netto has the natural right to grow vines since it is an alluvial hill that was formed during the last glaciation with a considerable amount of clay. These morphological characteristics, combined with the hill’s microclimate, with good ventilation and low humidity compared to the surrounding plain, make the wines produced here very distinctive.
In the Montenetto hills vines extend that give rise to this minuscule DOC, as small (100 hectares) as the willpower is great among numerous Italian winemaking zones, their hearts set on defending the worth – decidedly more cultural than commercial – of their oenological gems.
DOC Capriano del Colle acquired its DOC status in 1981.