Barolo food pairing

Barolo-pairing cooking class


An online cooking class from Tuscan chef Federica Continanza!

Order this Barolo for 49.95 euros and get with it an online cooking lesson of a delicious recipe created especially for this Barolo by Federica. Perfect for gifting someone, or using for yourself for the holidays. The dish is a lamb steak are with pumpkin cream and forest fruits, the video is in Italian with Dutch or English subtitles.

We are launching this new Devinita (prototype) project in collaboration with Tuscan chef Federica Continanza, Devinita Club.

The package includes:

  • A bottle of Barolo worth €49.95;
  • A bottle of organic Sicilian olive oil worth €17.95;
  • The recipe to prepare the dish;
  • Link to Federica’s cooking video with subtitles;
  • The Great Hammersmith’s review of the 2015 Barolo Montanello.

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


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


The Montanello Riserva has an intense ruby red color.


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 especially lamb dishes, but also with stew, game, red meat, cheeses, dishes with truffle and pastas with creamy sauces.


Tasting Notes

The Great Hammersma

“Riserva, that often means that the wineboer couldn’t get rid of the wine, his wife didn’t want it in the pan, so he kept it indefinitely and called it riserva with a hefty price tag attached. 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 also long to keep.”

– Hammersmith, 2022


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