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The vineyard area owned by the Monchiero family on the Rocche di Castiglione vineyard lies in a south-easterly direction and borders the vineyards of the neighboring municipality of Monforte D'Alba. This location is considered to be one of the most prestigious in the entire Barolo appellation. The Barolo wines from this cru are characterized by special finesse, complex aromas and a lot of elegance.
I m the course of October, the grapes are picked by hand and, after destemming, they ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. They are then placed in a large oak barrel for maturation. This process takes at least 24 months, depending on the age group. The expansion will only be completed when the bottled wine has finished six months of storage.
I n the nose, fruity notes of red and black fruits predominate, but there are also mineral, earthy and spicy notes. The tannin is finely ground, powdery and still slightly dry . The balance and refined elegance of this wine is impressive. The defining, also spicy aftertaste is convincing.
This Barolo has a great longevity, but has already achieved a good drinkability. A good partner for roasts, game, red meat and aged cheese.
The producer: Monchiero
In Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Barolo area, the Monchiero family began their journey to wine in the 1950s. The brothers Remo and Maggiorino Monchiero, who at that time still lived in the municipality of La Morra, cultivated the first vineyards in Castiglione Falletto. At first, as was quite common at this time, they only sold their grapes to the cooperative.
It was not until the beginning of the 1970s that they decided to produce their own wine, to bottle it and to offer it for sale. This step entailed a great risk at the time, because most winegrowers could not make a living from viticulture on their own and also pursued them Agriculture or agriculture and ranching. However, their courage paid off, because the brothers found an importer who sold their entire Barolo collection in the USA.
Another turning point in the wine business was the entry of Vittorio Monchiero, the son of Maggiorino, into the company. He graduated from the viticulture school in Alba in the 80s and was gradually integrated into the business that his father and uncle had built up.
After he met his wife Daniela married, he took over the wine cellar and the marketing in the 90s, traveled and attended trade fairs all over the world. Tradition and innovation left their mark, production grew, not least thanks to the acquisition of exquisite properties with a focus on Castiglione Falletto and La Morra, but also in Alba, Roddi and Verduno. The family in La Morra owns the entire Cri Cru Roere Santa Maria.
In the meantime, the next generation of Monchiero is ready. I n 2017 Vittorio's eldest son Luca joined the family winery, while Stefano, his second-born, attends the University of Agricultural Sciences in order to continue the family tradition, which is called: Sustainable Baroli in the sense of culture and tradition in the interplay between To create people and nature.