Bright straw color; intense bouquet of peach and acacia flowers, chamomile, melonand yellow flowers. Inviting and fresh with a typical note of a slightly bitter finish.
"The Monfalletto estate belonged to the noble Falletti family for over six centuries before becoming the property of Giovanni Cordero di Montezemolo and his children, Elena and Alberto. In 1940, the farmland was handed down to the next eligible heir Paolo Cordero di Montezemolo (father of Giovanni), grandson of the Marchioness Luigia Falletti, who for years had helped his grandmother take care of the vineyards and process the grapes. In the years afterwards, Paolo provided the major push in research and experimentation in wine making and wine tasting, as well as in marketing the company's wine on a global scale, which until then had only been limited to regional sales. Today Monfalletto - Cordero di Montezemolo is one of the most historic and dynamic presences in the Barolo area, with highly esteemed products that are exported and appreciated around the world. This wine is 100% Arneis. It was left on lees for about one month for malolactic fermentation, then drawn off and allowed to clarify naturally in stainless steel. It was then kept for two months in the bottle before release on the market. Bright straw color; intense bouquet of peach and acacia blossoms, hazelnuts and yellow flowers. Inviting, with a refreshingly bitter finish. Splendid accompaniment for antipasti and first courses of spring, including omelets with wild herbs, savory pies, vegetable soups, stuffed squash blossoms, freshwater seafood and vitello tonnato. Excellent as an aperitivo." - Winery Notes
|Wine maker notes
|Langhe, vineyards in the municipalities of La Morra, Guarene, Govone
|Splendid accompaniment for antipasti and springtime first courses including omelets with wild herbs, savory pies, vegetable soups, stuffed squash blossoms, freshwater seafood and ‘vitello tonnato’ (veal cutlets with tuna sauce). Excellent as an aperitivo.
|The Cordero di Montezemolo family has historical and deep roots in the History of Piedmont. Traditionally, however, it had little to do with the production of wine.
The family’s origin is Spanish and they settled in Piedmont only during the mid 1400s. The family members were distinguished in the printing/typesetting field and in significant military and diplomatic roles of the Royal House of Savoy to then become one of the most important aristocratic families (Marchesi) of Piedmont.
One of the several Falletti family branches, proprietors of Monfalletto Estate and the most noteworthy noble family of the Alba area, intertwines with the Cordero di Montezemolo family when Maria Lydia, daughter of the Marchese Luigia Falletti marries Paolo Cordero di Montezemolo in 1918. The couple unfortunately dies prematurely but not before their only son, Paolo is born.
Paolo, orphaned at age 15, grew up under the care and teaching of his maternal grandmother, the Marchioness Luigia Falletti.
When she died in 1941, he inherited her entire property, including the Monfalletto Estate in La Morra. Historical texts testify to the florid and important agricultural activity of the farm set on a unique and fortunate hill. The wine production on this hill is documented from over 200 years ago.