Monchiero Nebbiolo d’Alba 2014: This incredible Nebbiolo remains in oak barrels for a year, which gives it it’s excellent texture and it’s dry, harmonious taste with highly balanced tannins. Its aromas convey a hint of brushwood; it is a preferred accompaniment to full-bodied pasta and game dishes.
Ruby red color; aromas of wild berries and violets.
A dry, full-bodied wine with nice tannins and a velvety texture.
A very food-friendly wine. Ideal with meat entrées like grilled meats, beef stews, osso bucco, duck, also rissottos and truffles. Indian and Mexican Cuisines pair well with Nebbiolo. Cheeses like Fontina and Italian pastas pair to perfection.
James Suckling: 90 points
Nebbiolo grapes are grown primarily in the Piedmont region of Italy where they can produce great wines. Nebbiolo wines are translucent (like Pinot!) and have a delicate smell, but when you taste them you are greeted with robust tannin and high acidity.
The Monchiero family owns 25 acres of vineyard in Piedmont spread throughout the communes of Barolo and Alba. For generations the family farmed and grown grapes on the Montanello estate, outside the small town of Castiglione Falletto. In the 1950’s, the brothers Remo and Maggiorino Monchiero started producing wine under their own family name.
The small winery located in Castiglione Falletto was established in the 13th century and purchased by the Monchiero brothers in 1982. Vittorio Monchiero, son of Maggiorino, was trained at the renowned Oenological Institute in Alba and remains committed to the region’s traditional practices.