Monchiero is nestled in the picturesque commune of Castiglione Falletto in the Barolo region. The terroir here is amongst some of the greatest you will find in all of Piedmont. There's a belt of vineyards in Castiglione Falletto that some refer to as the Chambolle-Musigny of Piedmont and Monchiero sit right within this patch.
Monchiero have a holding in Roere di Santa Maria (in La Morra) and a superb parcel of Rocche di Castiglione cru (in Castiglione Falletto.p>
These are ultra-traditional terroir driven wines of the highest order, and we are delighted to be importing them into Australia.
Podere Ruggeri Corsini
The Ruggeri Corsini estate was founded in 1995 by Loredana Addari and Nicola Argamante who share a passion for great wines and a commitment to quality.
The estate gets its name “Corsini” from the small hamlet of Monforte d'Alba, where one can admire the ancient stone houses. The name “Ruggeri” is Nicola's mother's surname; she helped achieve the dream of launching the estate. The estate is fairly small and the vineyards cover only 10 hectares but are comprised of great plots of old vines, including in the famed Bussia Cru. Their delightful Bricco San Pietro cru Barolo has been a long favourite of ours.
Mark Haisma is a very talented micronegociant in Burgundy. Formerly of Yarra Yering fame, Mark has resided and worked in Burgundy since 2009.
Mark works closely with some of Burgundy's best growers to obtain outstanding fruit from a number of Burgundy's greatest sites.
He is fast becoming one of Burgundy's most sought after makers, mainly due to his wonderful wines but also as a consequence of the glowing reviews his wines are receiving from some of the world's most respected critics.
The Estate history started in 1796 when Benedetto Elia purchased it from Luigi Pellissero the farmstead with outlying wine cellar and vineyards. His son Giuseppe extended later vineyards and acquired the underground cellar, which dates back to XV century.
Since 1898 the estate has been exporting wines and since1893 Barbaresco del Sori Paitin has been produced.
The Estate started full activity in 1965 again with Secondo Pasquero-Elia, who built a new wine cellar, by gradually replanting vineyards and acquiring new vines.
The wines in recent years have enjoyed a wonderful renaissance, in fact their quality has never been any higher and there is a purity and elegance in recent releases that make Paitin a top tier maker in the Langhe.
The Musso winery was founded in 1929 and coincides with one of the most critical moments of the Italian economy and the world, the year of the “Great Depression” Sebastiano Musso, born in 1906, did not lose heart. Even with being left alone at a young age from the untimely death of his father, he found the strength to fight back and establish a small winery in Barbaresco.
It was in the sixties that Augusto, who left some time before to Turin to seek a life in the city returned to the family business. With his return to the winery, Augusto brought the enthusiasm of youth. The winery benefited and in the following years, Sebastian and Augusto expanded their vineyards with the purchase of a plot on the hill of Pora and an entire farm in Rio Sordo.
Valter Musso, a young winemaker, joined the family winery in the mid-eighties, today is a mature man and head of the winery, overseeing the responsibilities in the vineyard and the winery to produce quality wine.
Today Musso make wonderful Barbaresco from Rio Sordo and Pora crus and many other beautifully crafted wines.