Tenuta Montanello

(+39) 0173 62949 Via Alba-Monforte 40
Castiglione Falletto, 12060
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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 Read more »

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  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Dolcetto

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

  • 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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  • Nebbiolo the wine, the purest expression of the grape that shares the same ... ... ... fruited. 86pts 2011 Tenuta Montanello Langhe Nebbiolo $NA Only ss, eight day fermentation Nice gummy, small berry fruit on the nose over a balsamic base with hints of clay, cut grass and a touch of white mushroom. A touch soft on entry, the pretty broad frui... Read More

    From the article Nebbiolo Values


  • Barbera, when you ask most people their initial reaction to the name might ... ... drinkable. 87pts 2011 Tenuta Montanello Barbera d’Alba $NA All in SS, eight days of fermentation A bit wild and inky on the nose though this is darkly perfumed and spicy. Opening with nice acids this shows plenty of richness and perhaps a little sweetness from a... Read More

    From the article Barbera: Piedmont's Chameleon


  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Langhe Nebbiolo 2011

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    Only ss, eight day fermentation Nice gummy, small berry fruit on the nose over a balsamic base with hints of clay, cut grass and a touch of white mushroom. A touch soft on entry, the pretty broad fruit on the palate is supported by nice acids and soft tannins, with some mossy green spice notes with a little watermelon rind appearing on the mid-p... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tenuta Montanello Barbera d'Alba 2010

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    Over a year in barrique, one third new,eight days of fermentation Tight, a little briar pipe, some soil and wood spice greets the nose along with a bit of toasty spice framing, candied mulberry fruit. The oak here builds with air adding a creamy, cedary aspect to the nose. Soft and a little creamy in the mouth as well though with nice depth and... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tenuta Montanello Barbera d'Alba 2011

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    All in SS, eight days of fermentation A bit wild and inky on the nose though this is darkly perfumed and spicy. Opening with nice acids this shows plenty of richness and perhaps a little sweetness from alcohol though it remains pretty well balanced in the mouth showing a nice mineral base note under lots of juicy blackberry and black cherry frui... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Barolo 2008

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    Wood on the nose immediately, a little sweet, cinnamon sugar and toasty spice lends this a nice woodsy note with a little stemmy spice just a touch green adding some freshness and detail. This is soft broad and a bit diffuse on the palate with a nice load of tannins but the wood tannins are more obvious. Showing nice fruity aromas of wild cherri... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I'm picking up here where I last left off, halfway through reporting on ... on ... Conterno - MonforteTenuta Montanello - Castiglione Falletto Burlotto - VerdunoI've been a big fan of Burlotto's wines for some time now, and while this line-up is excellent they don't rinf my bell in the same way as some prevous vintages. This is entirely due t... Read More

    From the article Visits in Piedmont Part 2


  • Having just returned from visiting three dozen wineries in Piedmont I sit ready ... ... delicate wines. Tenuta Montanello – A straddler producing elegant wines where the oak seems a bit obvious. Fifth growths Cordero de Montezemolo Monfalletto - A winery that produces fairly soft, modern wines using fairly traditional techniques. Their Enrico ... Read More

    From the article Barolo Vintage 2009


  • If you’re interested in 2007 Barolo, you should check out my report, ... ... ... on the finish 52007 Tenuta Montanello Castilione Falletto -  light herbal notes, a bit chemical, loose, easy fresh, not a lot of flavor, light fruit tones, some wood and some soil, leafy tones, simple, refreshing 52007 Boroli Villero Castiglione Falleto - Bov... Read More

    From the article 2007 Barolo Commune


  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Barolo 2006

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    Bony, a bit dirty, soft with a touch of va giving needed lift, a touch of bosco, very clear, very slightly herbal less ripe fruit, red currant fruit, clean and precise, bright acidity, slightly astringent tannins, bright in the mouth, a bit front loaded, clean finish, very bright, piquant acid and tasty tannins Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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