Montanello Wine

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Varietals Produced in Montanello View all

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

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  • It's late here in Alba and today was a very busy day with the early morning ... ... like Arborina, Gattera, Montanello, Monrpivato, Bric del Fiasc, Villero, Preda, Cannubi and Rocche dell'Annunziata. On the way back to La Morra village for dinner we parked the car and strolled through Rocche dell'Annunziata before heading to dinner, another g... Read More

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  • I've been documenting much of my days here via posts on the Snooth Forum but to ... is Alberto Racca's tenute Montanello. certainly a new operation but one with roots going back over a hundred. the facilities were once the Cooperative winery for the village of Castiglione Falletto and occupies a wonderful vantage point overlooking some of the g... Read More

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  • Tenuta Montanello.With a splendid piece of Castiglione Falleto, forming the northern anchor of that series of ridges know as Bricco Boschis and Monprivato, its no surprise that Tenuta Montanello has moved from strength to strength during its short life as an independent winery.Originally founded in 1864, and for many years the ome to the Langhes... Read More

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  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Langhe Nebbiolo 2006


    About 4000 bottles are produced from younger vines that will someday make its way into the Barolo produced here. This goes from Stainless into bottle.Lovely aromatics with melon rind, sandy soil, fine green herbal notes and green tea with classic menthol and licorice tones over very fresh strawberry fruit with a gentle sweetness that recalls col... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Tristan Langhe Rosso 2005


    A 50/50 Merlot and Barbera blend using young vine Merlot, planted in 2003 and Barbera that were crushed together and co-fermented. In general they are handled separately due to the gap in maturation cycles. Aged for 6 months in used barrique. 2000-3500 bottles per vintage.This offers up big over-ripe fruit notes on the nose with nuances of cocoa... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Barbera d'Alba Crocetta 2005


    The same wine as above but this sees 20% new barrique with the remainder seeing second and third passage barrique.Low intensity nose with obvious sweetness and spice from the wood that gives the impression of jammy blackberry fruit well laced with moderate vanilla notes. This is also soft but the wood somehow brings the acids into focus and whi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Barbera d'Alba 2005


    Between 3 and 4 thousand bottles produced. This was harvested after the rain and even though an anti-botrytis treatment was applied the still felt it necessary to harvest about a week earlier than they would have liked. The nose here is simple yet intense with very high-toned notes of sandy earth, leafy dried herbs and a feral note though not mu... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Tenuta Montanello Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba 2006


    About 3500 bottles produced from vines averaging 20 plus years of age. This underwent a 6 day maceration.A touch gamy on the nose with a hint of mushroom and an aggressive mineral tone. The dark berry fruit is a touch foxy and has a subtle streak of violets adding complexity. In the mouth this is very soft with gentle yet supportive acidity and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Fratelli Monchiero is a little known producer based in Castiglione Falletto. ... they had been based at the Montanello Winery, also in Castiglione, that had served as the first great coop in the region. In 1966 the Fratelli began to specialize in selling wines as opposed to the grapes that had previously been their staple and in 1971 the bottl... Read More

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