Cordero di Montezemolo

ITALY, Piedmont

Located in the town of La Morra in the heart of the appellation, the Cordero family’s farm is one of Barolo’s most renowned and revered. Cordero di Montezemolo is one of just a handful of wineries to own contiguous vineyards in Barolo, where the majority of producers make wines from a patchwork of growing sites.

The family’s farmstead (Monfalletto) covers 28 hectares planted to vine including a southeastern and southwestern-facing amphitheater planted to Nebbiolo for the production of Barolo. Dolcetto, Barbera, and Arneis are planted on the northern-facing side of the hill with smaller amounts of Chardonnay and Barbera planted in the lower-lying vineyards.

In 1965, the Cordero family purchased two hectares in the Villero cru, one of Barolo’s most coveted growing sites. It is there that they make their flagship wine, Barolo Enrico VI. Altogether, the family owns and makes wine from 51 hectares of land, all estate-owned and managed.

Since 2013, the family has farmed all of its vineyards using organic practices — no herbicides, no pesticides, and no fungicides are used — and today all of their properties are certified organic.

Winemaker & owner

Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo

“ One of the most historic properties in Piedmont, since 1340 this estate has been owned by the same family for 20 generations in the heart of La Morra at the highest point of the Gattera cru. Winemaker Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo, whose grandfather is responsible for delineating the entire cru system of Barolo, is making enlightened wines with organic farming practices and a respect for tradition and history. ”

Did you know? The famous Lebanon cedar planted at the highest point of Cordero di Montezemolo’s Monfalletto estate in La Morra is one of the symbols of the Barolo appellation and one of the Langhe Hills’ most iconic landmarks. It’s even used by the Italian air force for navigation.

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Winemaking

Our philosophy

More than 50 hectares of vineyards, which we have always cared for while being respectful for the environment and biodiversity, give us the precious grapes that are the basis of our wines. We have always given special attention to the customers like we do for our vineyards

  • One of the most historic properties in Piedmont since 1340

  • Family business: Cordero family

  • Organic farming

  • Respect for tradition and history

Collection

Our wines

World wide reputation for Piemonte wines with high scores and medals from international wine journalists

WHITE WINE

Langhe Arneis

At the very heart of the Langhe, square in the center of the Barolo region, in the vinyards of Cordero di Montezemolo, there is a cedar tree that has stood over 30 hectares of vines for 150 years. Year after year, this prized stretch of land works silently to produce some of the wines that have made Piedmont famous all over the world.

Bright straw color; intense bouquet of peach and acacia flowers, chamomile, melon and yellow flowers. Inviting and fresh with a typical note of a slightly bitter finish.

90 points – Wine Advocate

RED WINE

Barolo Monfalletto, Piedmont

At the very heart of the Langhe, square in the center of the Barolo region, in the vinyards of Cordero di Montezemolo, there is a cedar tree that has stood over 30 hectares of vines for 150 years. Year after year, this prized stretch of land works silently to produce some of the wines that have made Piedmont famous all over the world.

Intense garnet in color, the nose shows floral and spicy notes perfectly blended: tobacco, cherries, cocoa and fresh raspberry highlights. The palate is rich, full-bodied and elegant.

07 July 2020: 95 Robert Parker

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