Montersino is located in Treiso and has the highest elevation in all of Albino Rocca’s holding. The site enjoys a colder weather than the rest of the vineyards, and produces the most elegant and fragrant wine in the lineup.
Altitude: 310 m
Vine age: 20 years old
Soil: limestone and clay soil rich in minerals and stratified with layers of "tufo" (kind of limestone)
Ageing: in oak barrels in Germany and Austria (15 hl) for 2 years
Production: 2,700 bottles
Antonio Galloni: (not yet release)
Wine Enthusiast: 95
The Story: In the past (and perhaps still so nowadays), such elegant and perfumed style of Barbaresco is sadly been seen as not typical Barbaresco, therefore Montersino was used only as blend cuvée before. It is only in recent year that the sister-team of Albino Rocca decide to make Montersino a single vineyard to show the unique terroir of this special vineyard.