Barolo Montanello Riserva | Azienda Agricola Monchiero
De Grote Hamersma
James Suckling

Barolo Montanello Riserva DOCG

 49,95

“Riserva, that often means that the winegrower couldn’t get rid of the wine on the paving stones, his wife didn’t want it in the pan either, so that he kept it indefinitely and called it riserva with a hefty price tag on it. . Who knows, someone might stink in it.

Not here. This is not a barolo that smells of old wood, asphalt with cobwebs in the aftertaste.

This is barolo rightfully reserved, kept until ready to serve,. Barolo preserved because it is the cream of the crop, from the best grapes from a special vineyard, picked in a special vintage. Barolo who, when tasting in the winegrower’s cellar, turned out to be getting better and better, so that it was decided: we’ll keep that one behind for a while, that’s going to be a riserva,

A super barolo.

Stricter and more powerful, with more wood than their Castiglione, but just as generous with fruit and subtle nuances. A firm, broad-shouldered wine, full of subtleties. still young. A pleasure now, but can also be kept for a long time.”

– Hamersma, 2022

About the wine

Winery: Azienda Agricola Monchiero
Wine: Barolo
Classification: DOCG
Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Region/area: Barolo (Piedmont)
Type: Dry red wine
Soil: Claystone
Harvest: 2015
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Serving temperature: 15-17° C
Lay-up potential: Long, no data available yet.
Content: 0.75L

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in the second week of October at the cru Montanello in Castiglione Falletto, facing southeast.

Colour

The Montanello Riserva has an intense ruby red color.

Odor

In the nose it is floral with hints of spices, chocolate and fruit.

Taste impression

This Barolo has a strong character: intense, persistent, full and elegant with savory but light tannins.

Culinary advice

Monchiero’s Montanello Riserva goes well with stew, game, red meats, cheeses, dishes with truffles and pastas with creamy sauces.

Awards

De Grote Hamersma

De Grote Hamersma 9+

James Suckling

James Suckling 93/100 Points

Tasting Notes

The Great Hammersma

“Riserva, that often means that the winegrower couldn’t get rid of the wine on the paving stones, his wife didn’t want it in the pan either, so that he kept it indefinitely and called it riserva with a hefty price tag on it. . Who knows, someone might stink in it.

Not here. This is not a barolo that smells of old wood, asphalt with cobwebs in the aftertaste.

This is barolo rightfully reserved, kept until ready to serve,. Barolo preserved because it is the cream of the crop, from the best grapes from a special vineyard, picked in a special vintage. Barolo who, when tasting in the winegrower’s cellar, turned out to be getting better and better, so that it was decided: we’ll keep that one behind for a while, that’s going to be a riserva,

A super barolo.

Stricter and more powerful, with more wood than their Castiglione, but just as generous with fruit and subtle nuances. A firm, broad-shouldered wine, full of subtleties. still young. A pleasure now, but can also be kept for a long time.”

– Hamersma, 2022

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