Monti Wine Estate- Winery Located in the Historic Property in the Langhe Region
The story of the Monti wine estate started in 1996 when Paolo Monti bought the historic property in Monforte d’Alba of the San Sebastiano region. Along with his friend, winemaker Roberto Gerbino, they purchased ten barriques from France and made their first wine, which was sold two years later. Both of their philosophy was to make wines with quality and precision and seek excellence. The Langhe has rolling hills side by side and is famous for the production of world-famous Barolo wines.
In 1980, Barolo was awarded the Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin.
The Terroir of the Vineyards
The area has varying gentle and steep slopes that originate into the southern and northern slopes. The soils of the Langhe region have marine and sedimentary origins dating back to millions of years. Currently, the vineyards have around 18 hectares of vineyards in some of the best locations of the region, namely: Bricco San Pietro, Saint Martin, Bussia, Camie, and Snack. These are planted with traditional grape varieties like Nebbiolo and Barbera, along with Riesling, Merlot, and Chardonnay.
The Processing of the Grapes
These grapes are processed to make their famous red and white wines. The wine cellar is advanced, and fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks of various sizes that control the temperature and humidity. French oak barriques are used to age the wines so that they attain the right complexity and aroma while the medium-sized barrels are used to refresh the Barolo wines. In 2011, a large photovoltaic system was installed so that they could generate their own energy. This helped the winery in reducing their expenses and helped preserve the environment.