Cordero Di Montezemolo Is An Exemplar Of Viticulture Six Centuries In The Making

by Nida

Distinguished Barolos from vineyards spread across 128 acres of Piedmont, one of Italy’s top wine regions

Winemaking has been in Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo’s blood for generations –19, in fact. Cordero di Montezemolo has been producing exemplary Barolos – a red, Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wine – since 1340 in the town of La Morra, Piedmont.

The family has also been the steward of the historical, single-body vineyard spanning 69 acres on Monfalletto hill, on which a number of local varietals thrive thanks to the region’s cold, snowy winters against hot, dry summers. The vineyard’s altitude at 300m above sea level and clayey, calcareous soils also come into play to produce the brand’s historic Barolo DOCG, an appellation iconic to the northern Italian wine region.

The typically dry, full-bodied red is made only from Nebbiolo grapes, which are thin-skinned and marked by gritty tannins that mellow out as the wine ages (also why Barolo has a reputation for being one of the best wines to purchase for the cellar). Nowadays, the wine is aged – by law – for a minimum of three years, two of which are spent in the barrel.

The wines

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