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.
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.
Franco Rocca, is situated in the hills of Neive in the heart of the Langhe in Piedmont, it's a small family business that cultivates vines in the outstanding Albesani Cru vineyard. Franco works hard to achieve very low yields of quality grapes.
Franco's Barbaresco is from the famed Albesani cru and shows both finesse and the power notorious from this vineyard, it is capable of extended cellaring.