This year we celebrate a very important anniversary for our cellar and our family:
the 100th harvest of Barbera d’Alba Monbirone with the release of vintage 2018 !
Back in 1918, our great-grandmother Clotilde Valente bought the vineyard on the homonymous hill in Canale and started the production of Barbera Monbirone “Grand Cru”, initially sold in her Osteria in the center of the village as house wine and bottled starting from vintage 1961: we still store some of these old bottles on which Clotilde herself had proudly written “Grand Cru”, with genuine ambition!
The small family production was then carried on by her daughter Francesca Raimondo, who then passed the baton to her son, the oenologist Marco Monchiero, who took care of it until the 1990s.
Since 1995 Monbirone has been curated by Francesco Monchiero, great-grandson of Clotilde, who wants to celebrate the centenary of production with a celebratory label bearing the signatures of the four authors of the success of this prestigious Barbera cru.
The total production of vintage 2018 consists of :
- 10.577 bottles
- 100 Magnum
- 10 Jeroboam
- 5 Balthazar
For this special occasion Monbirone will be packed in an elegant white box rather than in the usual wooden case and will be release in April 2021.