Appassimento is an antique drying technique especially used for sweet red wines. It takes place when the grapes are brought to the perfect level of ripeness, thanks to a perfect climatic condition, helped by the exposure to the sun, the sea breeze and a meticulous selection. The grapes, harvested by hand, are put for four weeks in ventilated rooms at a controlled temperature and humidity, in order to obtain the best aroma. In Barone Montalto this ancient procedure is supported by the use of a modern cellar equipment, bringing the tradition to a higher level of quality. Thanks to these careful proceedings, Barone Montalto has grown over the years, as demonstrated by the long list of awards obtained from 2016 to 2020.