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Murogrosso farm covers in a single body 137 hectares, of which 70 arable land and 40 of forests, located in the Municipalities of Fabro, Ficulle, and in the Chiani Valley. On the slope between the historic center of Carnaiola and the narrow bridge of the Murogrosso, the southern exposure, the regular slope and the rough nature of the land gives the location a set of agronomic characteristics particularly favorable to viticulture.
Its name comes from the nickname of the the archaeological remains of an ancient Etruscan bridge, crossing the river Clanis, in the farm area, unfortunately demolished at the beginning of the 20Th Century.

In 1970 the first 5 hectares of Orvieto DOC vineyard were planted with support from FEOGA and a first cellar was built for the traditional vinification of the entire production of the entire 5 hectares of DOC, sold in bulk through agricultural cooperatives.

Between 1985 and 1992, taking into account the qualitative evolution of wine consumption in Italy, the vinification was temporarily abandoned and the grapes produced were entirely transferred to a social cooperative winery. The investment in viticulture continued in 1992 with the replanting of the vineyard from1970 and the insertion of other white grape varieties allowed due to the updated Orvieto DOC specifications. In 1999 the area dedicated to the vines was further increased with the planting of the first red grape vineyards.

In 2005, the vinification of part of the grapes produced was resumed, with the assistance of professional enologists, creating a new cellar in an old farmhouse and its annexes, equipped with the necessary equipment to produce and bottle quality white and red wines.
Since 2013, the company has participated in the “Recovery and enhancement of the autochthonous viticultural germplasm of Upper Orvieto” project, funded by the Umbria region, in collaboration with the CREA research center in Arezzo. In this context, in areas of property not cultivated with vines for over 80 years, residual branches of vines of two interesting biotypes were founded and collected, which, together with others found in the project, were planted in an experimental vineyard, to verify in the next years the oenological value of the grapes produced.

In the two-year period 2015 & 2016 new vineyards were planted on the opposite side of the Chiani valley, while part of the vineyards planted in 1992 were renewed. The vineyards have now reached a total area of 12.5 hectares. All vines are registered in the Orvieto DOC specification, or included among those indicated for red wines IGT Umbria. The cellar facilities have recently been expanded and updated and a new building for packaging and storage of bottled wines has been built.