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In the idyllic village of "Ciocchini", which belongs to the municipality of La Morra, the Roere Santa Maria vineyard is located in a south-west orientation. For almost 4 decades, this entire vineyard has been owned by the Monchiero family and they produce an excellent Barolo single-vineyard wine from this Cru.
During October, the grapes are harvested by hand and, after destemming, they ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. They are then matured 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 bottle aging.
The Barolo Monchiero Barolo Roere Di Santa Maria 2017 DOCG is very inviting with a strong nose, sweetish fruit, has power, juice and excitement. Everything is well framed by the discreetly used wood. The tannin is fine-grained and delicate. Has slightly nutty vein and good length. A full-bodied single-vineyard wine with the elegance and harmony typical of La Morra.
The wine goes very well with mature cheese, risotto, game, roasts and lamb. It has good drinking maturity now and for the next 10 years.
The producer Monchiero
In Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Barolo area, the path of the Monchiero family towards wine began in the 50s. The brothers Remo and Maggiorino Monchiero, then still living in the municipality of La Morra, cultivated the first vineyards in Castiglione Falletto. At first, as was quite common at the time, they only sold their grapes to the cooperative.
It was not until the early 1970s that they decided to produce their own wine, bottle it and offer it for sale. This step entailed a great risk at the time, because most winegrowers could not make a living from viticulture alone and also operated it Agriculture or farming and animal husbandry. However, her courage paid off as the brothers found an importer who would sell their entire Barolo collection in the United States.
Another turning point in the wine business was the entry of Vittorio Monchiero, son of Maggiorino, into the company. He graduated from the wine school in Alba in the 80s and was gradually integrated into the company that his father and uncle had built up.
After he married his wife Daniela married, he took over the wine cellar and marketing in the 90s, traveling and attending 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.
The next generation Monchiero is now ready. In 2017, Vittorio's eldest son, Luca, joined the family winery, while Stefano, his second-born, is studying at the University of Agricultural Sciences to continue the family tradition, which means: Sustainable Baroli in the sense of culture and tradition in the interplay between produce man and nature.