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2016 Monchiero Barolo del Comune di Castiglione Falletto 1.5L

Piemonte, Italy

Complex, medium-bodied and rare Barolo from the majestic 2016 vintage.

HIGH SCORE

$295.00

About
No question 2016 has delivered yet another outstanding wine here.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About This Wine

A single Cru (Pernnano) Barolo that is layered, deep and brimming with energy - a great combination that reflects the beauty of Nebbiolo from Castiglione Falleto.

Length, depth and precision, with cooler red fruits and spice, and almost a fresh fruity character. The tannins are supportive rather than dominant, and there are many years ahead for this complex cracker.

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 Importer

Monchiero is nestled in the picturesque commune of Castiglione Falletto in the Barolo region. The terroir here is amongst some of the greatest you will find in all of Piedmont.

Monchiero have a superb parcel of Rocche di Castiglione cru in Castiglione Falletto.

ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 1500ml

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Real Review

"Medium-depth red colour with a tint of purple, and a bouquet of kid leather with pot-pourri and dried-herb notes. The wine is big and bold, full-bodied and loaded with tannins which are firm yet supple. Tension and persistence, with superb balance and line. A solid Barolo. (A commune Barolo which is 100% Pernanno cru)." Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

95Points
The Wine Front

"It’s solely from the Pernnano cru, which sits on the opposite side (facing east) of the hill to Bricco Boschis. Wonderful perfume of roses, raspberry and red cherry, with almond, new leather, fennel and spice tucked underneath. It’s medium-bodied, supple and succulent ripe red fruits, dense but powder fine tannin, slight orange peel flavour, cool acidity, and a long finish. Castiglione though and through for its effortless combination of perfume, finesse and restrained power. No question 2016 has delivered yet another outstanding wine here." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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