Lovely wine. Maybe one for the Burgundy fanciers among us.
About This Wine
This is a simply terrific example of a a refined, graceful Nebbiolo d'Alba.
Prettiness personified on the nose with all manner of red fruit and flowers. The palate is beautifully smooth and ripe with no heaviness or rusticity. It's damn good drinking right now, in fact, maybe the cooler sites of its Roero home making it more accessible when young.
Very satisfying to drink over a long dinner.
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.