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"Sweet fragrance, reminiscent of liqueur and cherry, then juicy and with plenty of fine-grained tannins, also with earthy spice and robust architecture standing on finely worked columns; comes alive, becomes finer, saltier and juicier." (wine connoisseur)
The Nebbiolo grapes for this unique Barolo come from different family vineyards in Castiglione Falletto. Usually the grapes are always harvested by hand during the month of October. After destemming, fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then transferred to large oak barrels for aging. The wine is aged over a two-year period before it is finally bottled. But before it goes on sale, the Barolo is stored in the bottle for another six months.
The result is the Monchiero 2017 Barolo DOCG del Comune di Castiglione Falletto, which is fine and seductive. Slightly peppery nose of red fruits and hints of cranberries and cinnamon bark. On the palate juicy red fruits with a lot of concentration. Lively, dense aftertaste with firm but well-balanced tannins.
This Barolo is already drinking well, but will continue to develop over the next 8-10 years. It goes very well with roasts, game, red meat and mature cheeses.
The producer: Monchiero
The Monchiero winery is located in the Barolo village of Castiglione Falletto. Founded in the 1950s by the brothers Remo and Maggiorino Monchiero, the first vineyards were cultivated in Castiglione Falletto. At that time they sold their grapes to the local cooperative.
In the early 70's they decided to produce their own wines. That was a big risk. At that time nobody could live from wine alone. They also had to engage in agriculture and raise animals. But the brothers were lucky and found an importer in the US who bought up all of their Barolo production.
Maggiorino's son Vittorio now runs the company with his wife Daniela and his sons Luca and Stefano. . He attended wine school in Alba in the 1980s and slowly integrated into the family business.
The family has acquired excellent plots in Castiglione Falletto, La Morra, Roddi, Alba and Verduno.