The Mondo- Family Wine Estate in the Piemonte Region
The Mondo family wine estate in the Piemonte region is in a ridge that resembles a sleeping woman. The Mondos have been recognized in the village of San Marzano Oliveto, near Asti, as wine-makers for generations and are much appreciated. The grandfather Ernesto founded the estate after coming back from the Second World War in 1945, but only with the inclusion in the estate of his son Franco in 1978 the things changed as he started bottling, bought some vineyards, and increased their sales network.
Winery with Artisanal Character
Nowadays, the Francomondo estate produces around 65,000 bottles per year and exports around 60% of the production, and the other 40% is sold in Italy. The Company today, still maintains its artisanal and familiar character and is run by Valerio, his father Franco, and his oldest daughter Beatrice, who started working at the family estate in 2015.
Ideal place for Cultivating Vines
The particular composition of the soil and a temperate microclimate make it the ideal place for cultivating vines. Their estate covers about 11 hectares of vineyards, approximately 60 % of which are dedicated to the cultivation of Barbera grapes, while the rest is divided between Moscato Bianco, Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cortese, Chardonnay, and Favorita varieties. The Barbera has always been the most important wine for the Mondo family, and they produce not only the traditional Barbera D’Asti DOCG and the Barbera D’Asti Superiore DOCG but also the Nizza DOCG.
Their winery is situated in the western part of the area of production of the Nizza, on the top of a panoramic Monferrato Hill.
The wines are unique and resemble their rich history and gifted terroir.