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Cordero di Montezemolo ‘Monfalletto’, Barolo, Italy 2015

Since 1340, 19 generations one after another, have managed the Monfalletto property in the town of La Morra, the center of the production of Barolo wine. Even today, the property is entirely family-run by Giovanni Cordero di Montezemolo and his children Elena and Alberto.

The historical single-body vineyard area of 28 hectares (69 acres), rare for the area, extends over all sides of the hill. The land has always been cultivated with the various local varieties, selected and distinctly planted according to sun exposure, type of soil and the altitude.

In 1965 Paolo Cordero di Montezemolo obtained an important lot of old vines in the center of the famous Villero area in Catiglione Falletto. Over the years, further acquisitions and long-term leasing of vineyards have been made, not far from the winery headquarter and in the area of Alba and Roero. Currently, the total vineyard area on which grapes are grown for the production of all Cordero di Montezemolo wines is 51 hectares (126 acres).

The wine is in French oak for just over 2 years. Lending to the light oak tastyness on the nose along with rose and balsamic notes. This is full bodied with good intensity, the palate offers dried cherry, cranberry, coffee bean, and licorice all tightly knit. Its’ tannins leave a firm finish yet drinks elegantly. Venison, bore, and braised beef all would be mutually beneficial. The dinking window put on this wine by Wine Enthusiasts, James Suckling, Decanter and various other publications begin now and stretch, if needed, past 2027 with an optimistic 2037 by one prominent writer. Just let me know if you need a second bottle to lay away for a bit.

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