Marotti Campi is a family business founded in the mid-1800s, when the Marotti family bought a property in the Sant'Amico district of Morro d'Alba. They built a villa in the center of the sharecropping estate and the first vineyard was planted by Cesare Marotti in 1886. At the time the main crop was wheat, but over the years and with the various generational passages, the Marotti family introduce the viticulture as main crop. At the beginning of the '90s, Giovanni Marotti Campi started a modernization project of vineyards, rationalizing production and concentrating it on the two most representative and typical vines of the area: Verdicchio and Lacrima di Morro d’Alba.
Morro d'Alba is one of the Castles of Jesi and here the land is fertile and generous, suited to agriculture and reknowed mainly for two DOCs that best express the unique link between vine, land, its people and history: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico and Lacrima di Morro d'Alba DOC. The estate covers 120 hectares of property, of which 53 are vineyards around 180 meters above sea level. The vineyards, divided into 3 main plots near the villa, enjoying different exposures, from South to North, from East to West. The surface is divided between Lacrima and Verdicchio, with plants that are between 35 and 10 years old. In 1999 a small vineyard was planted a few hectares of other varieties, including Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aware that the environment is a legacy that is handed down from generation to generation, the Marotti Campi winery practices low environmental impact agriculture: it does not use water to irrigate, limiting treatments to what is strictly necessary, to ensure plant balance and soil and choose low-dose, low-impact products.