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