Verduno is not the most famous township of the Barolo area, but it grows great Barolo. Monvigliero is a well known cru in Verduno, and this vineyard was planted in 1967.
This more feminine Barolo shows minty floral notes on the nose which develop further in the glass with personality on top of the elegant textured fruit. The structure is pure Monvigliero. The tannins are silky soft, and the expression of fruit is bold and rich, with a long persistent aftertaste that brings you back to the glass over and over again.
"A round, supple Barolo, the 2010 Barolo Monvigliero is beautifully expressive. Today the Monvigliero is incredibly primary and intense, especially in its fruit, while the typical Monvigliero notes aren't fully developed. The 2010 is going to need some time to come together, but it is a beauty. With time in the glass some of the more floral and savory notes that are typical of this site begin to emerge, but only with great reluctance. Today the Monvigliero impresses for its texture, silkiness and exceptional overall balance.
Rating: 95+ Points"
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Good bright, dark red. Complex, showy aromas of raspberry, smoke and minerals. Juicy, pure and tightly coiled, offering very fresh flavors of red berries, red cherry, mint and menthol lifted by minerality. Finishes with suave, ripe, building tannins and a sexy complicating suggestion of leather. This has the energy for a long and graceful evolution in bottle but is already very expressive.
International Wine Cellar
"With fruit from the Verduno area, the 2010 Barolo Monvigliero shows extra spice and red fruit with a good sense of structure and persistency at the back. They acquired this one-hectare parcel in 2007 with 47-year-old vines. The site characteristics underline exotic nuances of spice or aged tea leafs. The tannin is present but silky and polished. This wine boasts its own unique personality. 93+"
The Wine Advocate