2013 Monchiero Rocche di Castiglione Riserva Barolo DOCG

Barolo, Italy

A rich and profoundly deep Barolo, singing at the peak of its drinking window - green means go!



Lovely vineyard and very lovely people at this estate...Needs air if opening now, but the potential is huge

Gary Walsh 2019 (The Wine Front)

About This Wine

From one of the smallest crus of Barolo located in the village of Castiglione Falletto, Rocche is one of the region’s most famous vineyards, extremely steep with southeastern exposure.

The cru, famed for its ability to produce elegant and long living wines, has, in combination with the gentle extraction methods used by Moncherio, resulted in a medium bodied Nebbiolo of exceptional character. Classic varietal characters, with a bright citrus like acidity, and tannins that have been calmed with age, all meld seamlessly here.

This is a profound wine and is emblematic of why the cru wines of Barolo are so feted and sought after. With patience, so much can be revealed.

About Monchierio, About Monchierio

Quite possibly one of Barolo's greatest under-the-radar producers, Monchiero owns vineyards in some of Barolo's most prestigious crus.

Farming 25 acres throughout the communes of Barolo and Alba, like so many Italian wine stories, they have generations of history farming and growing grapes, either selling the fruit, or making wine for personal consumption. In the 1950s, the brothers Remo and Maggiorino Monchiero started producing wine under their own family name.

They work out of small winery that was established in the 13th century and purchased by the brothers in 1982. Vittorio, son of Maggiorino, has since taken over and has eschewed the pressure to modernise, rather he pays homage, and respects the ancient traditions of the region.

A true family affair, with 3rd generation Luca, now working with his father, and younger brother, Stefano, soon do the same.

The Monchiero Cellar
The Monchiero Cellar
Castiglione Falletto, Piemonte
Additional Info

From The Producer

When the grapes reach their ideal ripeness, they are hand harvested with great care. Maceration lasts 20 days at approximately 82° to 84°F in stainless steel, followed by 20 days of fermentation in stainless steel with pump-over. Aged for three years in Slavonian oak casks followed by two years in bottle.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2033
Bottle Size : 750ml

Stefano, Vittorio, Luca and mum Monchiero
Stefano, Vittorio, Luca and mum Monchiero
Castiglione Falletto, Piemonte
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Lovely vineyard and very lovely people at this estate. Ripe cherry, spice, liquorice root, new leather, dried herb and roses. Medium weight, so much cherry, but savoury and laced with black tea and sage, layers of suede-like tannin, juicy well integrated tangerine acidity, clean lines and a svelte and very long finish. Needs air if opening now, but the potential is huge." Gary Walsh July 2019 (Wine Front)

James Suckling

"Exceedingly earthy with aromas of moss and some rustic dried meat, leading to a palate that has attractive depth of dried cherries and smoothly resolved tannins. Drink or hold." James Sucking Nov 2019 (James Suckling)


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