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Tenuta Montanello Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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 pillowy tannins. The flavors are a touch matte though admirably fruit driven with good purity in a fruit forward style that still retains a nice mineral tang and some classic bitter almond tones on the back-end and reasonably long finish. A well-managed 2006 that offers lots of very ripe fruit but stays in balance 87pts

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Tenuta Montanello:
Tenuta Montanello is located in the Comune of Castiglione Falletto, a small mediaeval village in the heart of the Langhe, the land of truffles, top quality wines and ancient castles. This is the area where Barolo wine is produced: an amphitheatre of gently-rolling, restful hills at an altitude of between 200 and 500 metres where vines tend to dominate picturesque landscapes, painted in attracti... Read more
Tenuta Montanello is located in the Comune of Castiglione Falletto, a small mediaeval village in the heart of the Langhe, the land of truffles, top quality wines and ancient castles. This is the area where Barolo wine is produced: an amphitheatre of gently-rolling, restful hills at an altitude of between 200 and 500 metres where vines tend to dominate picturesque landscapes, painted in attractive colours and with unexpected contrasts. Tenuta Montanello stretches between these hills in a single 40-hectare estate, of which 11 hectares are cultivated with wine grapes. The high prestige wines that are characteristic of this area such as Barolo, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto have been produced here for many years. Bartolomeo Racca bought the Montanello Estate from the Count of Castiglione Falletto, Patrizio Filippo di Scagnello, on April 19, 1864. For many years, it was the home of the first wine growers' cooperative of the Langhe: the Cantina Sociale of Castiglione Falletto which united no less than 36 wine growers of this comune towards the end of the 19th century. This marked the start of the production and sale of the first Barolo wine. Today, five generations later, the Racca family still owns Tenuta Montanello, now managed by Alberto Racca. A traditional approach is applied to the grape growing and wine making processes, incorporating more modern techniques and technologies where appropriate. The hill of Montanello has always been considered one of the best cru of the Barolo area; Renato Ratti included it in his Map of Barolo and Slow Food has classified it as one of the Great Vineyards of the Langhe. The composition of the soil and excellent exposure to the South, South West and West produce a Barolo with a good alcohol content and penetrating bouquet, worthy of its long history. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Tenuta Montanello Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,734
3.50 5
04/07/2009

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 pillowy tannins. The flavors are a touch matte though admirably fruit driven with good purity in a fruit forward style that still retains a nice mineral tang and some classic bitter almond tones on the back-end and reasonably long finish. A well-managed 2006 that offers lots of very ripe fruit but stays in balance 87pts




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