Monforte d'Alba, Piemonte
In 2011, Miro Lekes, wine lover and collector, brought together some of the most talented and passionate up-and-coming winemakers in Langhe. They established a new winery in Monforte d’Alba, where the friends were empowered to bring together the best of art, science and tradition in simple pursuit of the best wines. The energy of the team, their close work in the vineyard, and their careful attention in the winery have produced wines of great purity that preserve as well as reflect the characteristics of their terroir. Visiting the winery is an immersive educational experience in the Langorolo winemaking, and in the collaborative rural relationships and ethical biodiversity that make the wines of this famous region truly great.
They grow all four biotypes of Nebbiolo--Lampia, Michet, Rose and Picotener--along with Barbera, Dolcetto, and a fascinating old plot of Sauvignon Gris. 35 hectares in the hills of Barolo, 9 of woods, 3 of hazelnuts and cultivated fields, and 23 hectares of vineyards, all farmed organically: in Monforte d’Alba, Barolo, Novello, Serralunga d’Alba, Grinzane Cavour, and, most recently, in Roddino (Alta Langa). Their Barolo wines display both the traditional philosophy of blending from more than one site, and the deepening interest in the micro-terroirs of Barolo’s crus, or MGAs, with labels from Cannubi, Ravera, and Lazzarito. Total production is about 60K bottles per year. Total vineyard size 23 hectares (57 acres).
Latest wine scores in International Magazines:
2018 Nebbiolo d'Alba DOCG - 91 James Suckling
2017 Barolo DOCG - 91 Robert Parker, 92 James Suckling, 17 Jancis Robinson
2016 Barolo Ravera DOCG - 93 Robert Parker, 95 James Suckling, 91 Decanter
2017 Barolo Ravera DOCG - 92 Robert Parker
2018 Barolo Cannubi DOCG - 93 Robert Parker, 95 James Suckling, Gold Medal Merano Wine Festival
"Grey" Langhe Bianco DOC (Sauvignon Gris & Blanc)
Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC
Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC
Barolo Ravera DOCG
Barolo Cannubi DOCG
Barolo Lazzarito DOCG Riserva