The Monfortino is a keeper, a wine that should find its way into any world-class cellar. Last year we had the opportunity to visit the cellars and taste several vintages with the wine maker.
It was an amazing experience, similar in some ways to Angleo Gaja’s cellar hygiene, which by the way is immaculate. There is something about visiting a cellar when it is so tidy that you shutter to think that wine is made there. On the other hand some cellars are so dirty that is makes no difference. A strange contradiction but true.
This wine needed air, plenty of air and as it opened up, we sipped and shared it with our dear friends and the magnum slowly disappeared. The wine was truly magnificent, it had deep fruit and intense aromas of Barolo.