colour: intense garnet
smell: floral and spicy sensations of licorice, cherries, cocoa and fresh raspberry
palate: rich, full bodied and elegant
service temperature: 20° C
alcohol: 14,5% vol.
from the vineyard to the table
In the heart of the Langhe, land of the Barolo, is located the Monfalletto Estate, owned for more than six centuries to the noble family Falletti and now owned by John and Henry Cordero di Montezemolo, who are Marchesa Luigia Falletti's grandchildren and Paul Cordero di Montezemolo's sons. In 1940 Paul Cordero di Montezemolo began the production and marketing of noble wines from Piedmont.
The property now consists of 28 acres surrounding the buildings located at the top of the hill.
The vineyards are cultivated with the traditional local and valuable varieties (Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Arneis).
The winery and the farm, after a process of restructuring and expansion, are now a perfect symbol and example of integrated architecture: ancient and traditional buildings are blend elegantly with modern structures.
Risotto with Barolo and porcini mushrooms
ingredients for 6 people
* 8 handfuls of rice (arborio)
* 1 chopped onion
* salt, olive oil, butter q.b.
* 1 bottle of Barolo (not too aged)
* 1/2 liter of meat broth
* 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
* 1 handful of dried porcini mushrooms
Saute the chopped onion in the oil and butter and add the mushrooms soaked in water and chopped. Then add the rice and let it brown. Pour the Barolo up to cover the rice.
Continue cooking at medium heat. When the wine is completely absorbed, add the broth little by little, until the rice is cooked. Before serving, add the Parmesan cheese, stirring vigorously.
Are you curious?
The Monfalletto Estate has a secular history.
All began in April 3, 1340 when Pietrino Falletti, thanks to a loan granted to the town of Alba, became the owner of the town of La Morra.
The family, during the centuries, increased its domains, sold them, lose them, inherited them and so on through the appearance and disappearance of various family branches.
The ownership of the lands of La Morra, however, lasted for sixteen generations, from 1340 until the death of the Countess Louise Falletti di Rodello occurred in 1941.
Extinguished the family branch, the property passed to the branch closest heir Paolo Cordero di Montezemolo, nephew of the Countess and father of John and Henry Cordero di Montezemolo, who still lead the vineyards.
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