Montana Natural Mineral Water gets its exceptional qualities from the purity of its source, the Alps.
The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system in Europe, stretching approximately 1,200 km across eight Alpine countries .The mountains were formed over tens of millions of years ago .
Declared by UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Monviso park ,with his glaciers and high Rocky mountains is a great source of mineral water . Each drop travels through a vast mineral aquifer deep within the mountains before emerging at last at the spring. Untouched by man and free from pollution, its microbiological composition is perfectly sound. Every day, samples are taken in the protected catchment area and the on-site bottling plant to ensure consistent quality, from the spring to you.
The Monviso biosphere reserve is located in the northern Alpine part of Italy near the French border. The area is a special mosaic of ecosystems that climb from 450 masl to 3 841 masl.
Monviso encompasses a mosaic of ecosystems ranging from the arid and rocky landscape found in the high altitudes of the Monviso massive (at a maximum elevation of 3 841 m) to the unusual forest ecosystem, which hosts, among others, Pinus cembra. The Alevè forest, which follows the whole length of the Western Alps, is the most unique and intact part of the reserve, while a continuum of different riparian environments can be found along the Po River, from its springs at Pian del Re (at an elevation of 2 020 m) to the Casalgrasso municipality, and then downstream towards the Torino Province – all of which are related to the permanent presence of the water stream.
Important ecosystems can be found along the water stream and little rivers, hosting endemic species of value for conservation. Among the fauna, Salamandra lanzai,Coronella austriaca, Parnassius apollo, Callimorpha quadripunctata, Tetrao tetrix and Mustela erminea are of particular note; while Primula hirsuta, Veronica Allionii and Juncus Triglumis are notable examples of flora. The biosphere reserve includes various areas already recognized for their importance to international nature conservation bodies, such as Natura 2000 and Important Birds Areas (IBAs) with corresponding Italian designations (SIC, ZPS). (source http://www.unesco.org/)