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. There's a belt of vineyards in Castiglione Falletto that some refer to as the Chambolle-Musigny of Piedmont and Monchiero sit right within this patch. These are ultra-traditional terroir driven wines of the highest order.
The grapes which grow in the vineyard located to the south east yield a wine with a fine, prominent bouquet and an excellent texture: an elegant and exquisite partner for the demanding palate. Its highly balanced character makes it a Barolo which is ready immediately after the traditional ageing period of three years in an oak vat, where it acquires its typical tannins and aromas.
Sweet red berries dusted with white pepper, aromatic herbs, red cherry and cola, old orange peel, whiff of new leather and smoke too. Medium bodied, supple and smooth glide of fine dusty tannin, orange peel aromatics, new leather savouries and scrub herb, with plump red fruits and a gentle dusting of tannin on a pretty sound spicy and herb-laced finish. Very nice. Tasted: April 2017; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $110; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2018-2030+; Rating: 94 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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