Profile of Cordero di Montezemolo

The wonderful medieval estate of Monfalletto in Italy’s Piedmont wine region, where postcard-perfect rows of vineyards rise and fall over the gently rolling hills, is the birthplace of the expressive and characterful Cordero di Montezemolo wines. The legacy of the aristocratic Falletti family, who made wine here for six centuries, the estate became a commercial winery in the 1940s under the guidance of Paolo Cordero di Montezemolo, who began making a name for himself with the production of top Barolos and Barberas.

Yet the history of the family and their exclusive wines can be traced much further back. The Falletti family first acquired this land in 1340 and held on to it until 1941, when the Countess Luigia Falletti di Rodello died without children. Her nephew, Paolo Cordero di Montezemolo, inherited the land, marking the start of a new, more outward-looking and modern era for the estate; previously, the wine had been made to give to workers as a part of their salary. These days, Paolo’s sons Giovanni and Enrico run the winery and sell their wines all over the world.

The historic Monfalletto estate, in the Annunziata district near the darling village of La Morra, is made up of 28 hectares where Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, and Arneis are grown. This property, which appears on land registers dating to the middle ages, is striped with perfectly laid-out rows of vines and features an ancient farmhouse, carefully restored. At its heart is the iconic Cedar of Lebanon, a tree that sits atop Monfalletto hill standing guard over the vineyards. Planted in 1856 by Costanzo Falletti di Rodello and his bride Eulalia Della Chiesa di Cervignasco to mark their wedding day, it’s an enduring symbol of their love for the land.

Wines produced

  • Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

    100% Dolcetto

  • Barbera d'Alba DOC

    100% Barbera

  • "Funtani" Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC

    100% Barbera

  • Langhe Nebbiolo DOC

    100% Nebbiolo

  • "Curdè" Langhe Rosso DOC

    50% Pinot Nero, 50% Nebbiolo and Barbera

  • "Mongalletto" Barolo DOCG

    100% Nebbiolo

  • "Bricco Gattera" Barolo DOCG

    100% Nebbiolo

  • "Encrico VI" Barolo DOCG

    100% Nebbiolo

  • Langhe Arneis DOC

    100% Arneis

  • "Elioro" Langhe Chardonnay DOC

    100% Chardonnay

  • Montezemolo Brut VSQPRD

    95% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Nero

  • "Gorette" Barolo DOCG

    100% Nebbiolo

Winery details

Cordero di Montezemolo

Fraz. Annunziata, 67
12064 La Morra (CN)
Italy
Tel +39 0173 50344
Fax + 39 0173 509265

Appellation
(D.O.C) Dolcetto d'Alba DOC, Barbera d'Alba DOC, Langhe DOC / (D.O.C.G) Barolo DOCG
Founded
1340
Area under vine
28 hectares
Winemaker
A team of winemakers
Owner
Giovanni Cordero di Montezemolo and sons
Grape varietals
Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis, Chardonnay

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