Montalbera is rigor and planning, interpretation and terroir. The story of a family, Morando, who has chosen to take care of its roots and the territory, enhancing what the earth offers, with great respect, welcoming the testimony of those who know Mother Nature and the many expressions of her. But not only. Montalbera is that winery that has been able to trust the fruits of the land, the Ruchè, that vine and that name with mysterious and little known origins but capable of offering a unique perspective in the panorama of the great Piedmontese wines.
Given this aura of mystery linked to the vine, the company decided to lay a first piece to reconstruct its history. Montalbera, in fact, was the first company to have started a research on DNA to scientifically affirm that it is a 100% indigenous grape variety.
The Morando family, in the person of Franco Morando, today at the helm of the company, has deployed their experience as entrepreneurs at the service of a grape and a wine.
From the eighties to today, Montalbera has been growing: today it has 110 hectares of which 100 are in the Monferrato area. In addition to the proprietary vineyards, the cultivation of Piedmont IGP hazelnuts stands out. Furthermore, thanks to this important territorial extension, it is the company with the highest percentage of land planted with Ruchè in the appellation. The three Ruchè labels produced make his Ruchè the most drunk in the world today. Every day, new sustainable choices are implemented, from the cultivation method, through the certifications in the vineyard to the corporate welfare.
Among other things, only selected autochthonous yeasts are used while the use of sulphites has been significantly reduced compared to legal limits. Today, like yesterday, the company is dedicated to experimentation, starting with over-ripening techniques in the vineyard and refining in amphora.
The company has always been involved since the early years of production and was the first to land and establish itself in the major national and international guides, alongside big names in local and non-local viticulture.
The sale of its products is mainly dedicated to the national market, with a concept of sales network of a large company such as Montalbera, made up of hundreds of agents covering the whole territory, from North to South, but with an eye also to the foreign market with about 40 distributors located in America, Canada, Europe, China and Japan.
Montalbera is Ruchè but not only. Local wines but also new ideas, as regards the expressions of the typical Monferrato grape and tourist hospitality. In fact, the Montalbera 360 ° Experience project was born to guide the consumer through itineraries dedicated to wine: on foot, by bike or overlooking the winesuite among the family’s vineyards.
A territory and its natural vocation. The unique expression and potential of a vine. This is the present of Monferrato. With Montalbera it is possible to live and imagine the future of all this: through skills, dreams and the great entrepreneurial ability of those who, by taking care of their surroundings, mark their future.