Barolo Rocche di Castiglione | Azienda Agricola Monchiero
De Grote Hamersma
Jancis Robinson
Decanter
WinesCritic

Barolo Rocche di Castiglione DOCG

 44,95

“Barolo is seen as a difficult wine. Despite its fame, it is still unknown, difficult and unruly.

Something for connoisseurs.

And even they stand and shuffle their feet a bit if you ask them to explain it.

It’s also difficult. Barolo as a wine is not the smoothest, with its often harsh tannins. Even after years of cellar rest, he has not been tamed or softened. The new school of winemaking strives for barolo with more fruit and flexibility, but then again: barolo never becomes a beaujolais.

For barolo you have to make an effort. Don’t worry: the reward is great. Try this teaching material. Barolo that smells of roses and fine fruit, with a hint of spice. Which is slender, sinewy, stern, which has tannins to bite on, but not uncomfortably much, and also offers ripe fruit.

Barolo with character. Strict, stately, but with a smile.

One downside: try it and you’ll be sold. Monchiero makes you addicted to barolo.”

– 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: 2017
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Serving temperature: 15-16° C
Lay-up potential: Long, no data available yet.
Content: 0.75L

Vinification

This Barolo is of great value to the Monchiero family because “Rocche di Castiglione ” is one of their oldest vineyards. The grapes from this vineyard are hand-picked in the third week of October. A traditional aging period of three years in oak barrels follows.

Colour

The Barolo Rocche di Castiglione has an intense ruby red color.

Odor

In the nose it is fruity with hints of undergrowth and some earthy notes.

Taste impression

A finely prominent bouquet and excellent texture with a very balanced character.

Culinary advice

This Barolo goes well with dishes such as stew, game, red meat, cheeses, dishes with truffle and pastas with creamy sauces.

Awards

De Grote Hamersma

The Grote Hamersma 9

Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson 17++/20 Points

Decanter

Decanter​ 93/100 Points

WinesCritic

Winescritic 94/100 Points

Tasting Notes

The Great Hammersma

“Barolo is seen as a difficult wine. Despite its fame, it is still unknown, difficult and unruly.

Something for connoisseurs.

And even they stand and shuffle their feet a bit if you ask them to explain it.

It’s also difficult. Barolo as a wine is not the smoothest, with its often harsh tannins. Even after years of cellar rest, he has not been tamed or softened. The new school of winemaking strives for barolo with more fruit and flexibility, but then again: barolo never becomes a beaujolais.

For barolo you have to make an effort. Don’t worry: the reward is great. Try this teaching material. Barolo that smells of roses and fine fruit, with a hint of spice. Which is slender, sinewy, stern, which has tannins to bite on, but not uncomfortably much, and also offers ripe fruit.

Barolo with character. Strict, stately, but with a smile.

One downside: try it and you’ll be sold. Monchiero makes you addicted to barolo.”

– Hamersma, 2022

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