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The Montanello vineyard is one of the oldest in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto. With wise foresight, Vittorio Monchiero bought two hectares of vines from this historic vineyard in the early 1990s. The south-west orientation and the soil conditions, mainly marl, create ideal conditions for the cultivation of Nebbiolo vines.
During October, the grapes are harvested by hand and, after destemming, they ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. They then mature in large oak barrels. Depending on the vintage, this process takes at least 24 months. The aging will not be complete until the wine has been bottled and has finished its six-month aging.
The Monchiero Barolo Montanello 2017 DOCG smells of dark cherries, but also has earthy notes with a hint of exotic spices. On the palate it is well structured, dense and balanced with sandy tannins . Very long and gripping reverberation, but still very pleasantly elegant.
As food accompaniments we recommend red meat, risotto, game and mature cheese. This wine is ready to drink immediately and for the next 8-10 years.
The producer Monchiero
The Monchiero winery is located in the municipality of Barolo and was founded in the 1950s by the brothers Remo and Maggiorino Monchiero, who cultivated the first vineyards in Castiglione Falletto. At that time they sold their grapes to the local cooperative.
Located in the picturesque Barolo village of Castiglione Falletto, the Monchiero winery was founded in the 1950s by the brothers Remo and Maggiorino Monchiero. At the beginning of the 1970s they decided not only to grow grapes, but also to produce and bottle their own wines, which at the time represented a great risk as no farmer could make a living from wine production alone.
But their luck brought them an importer from the USA who bought up their entire Barolo production!
The winery is now in the hands of Maggiorino's son Vittorio, his wife Daniela and their sons Luca and Stefano. Over the years, the family has acquired excellent plots of vineyards not only in Castiglione Falletto, but also in La Morra, Verduno, Alba and Roddi.