Roero Arneis Recit
Balanced, Fragrant, Intense Aromas, Long Finish, Structured
A fragrant wine with an intense nose. Highly distinguished by its long, well-balanced acidity, well-supported by plenty of body and structure.
The Roero Arneis fragrance means that it is ready to drink in the spring following the vintage, and can keep for several years at its peak.
Food Match: An ideal wine for fish and starters in general, with its substantial structure it can also be recommended for serving as an aperitif and throughout a meal.
- "Native to the Roero, where it has been grown since the XVI century, Roero Arneis is one of the oldest Piedmontese white grapevines. A low-yielding variety with medium-small berries and compact bunches, it ripens in the second half of September. ReCit is produced from grapes grown on several vineyards planted in different villages in the Roero, epitomizing what this magnificent land is capable of treating us to. ReCit means little-King in the local dialect, and we believe that is exactly what Arneis represents in the context of native Italian varieties."
- "Two vineyards, two territories. Monbirone, with its hard and limy - almost chalky - soil, where just two drops of water are all it takes for the ground to become as slippery as soap; a vineyard that is as heavy to work and hard to mould as the Monchieros themselves, but is ideal for bestowing structure, power and grandeur on the barbera variety. And the light and dry, sandy soil of Tanon, which seems to have been specially designed to bring out all the fragrance and appeal of Arneis, and is as warm and friendly to work with as the Carbone.
- The setting up of the Monchiero Carbone winery can be traced back to the many members of both families who earned their livelihood as vine-growers in the past. The Monchiero Carbone approach is quite different. They believe in keeping alive the local culture and history handed down to them through the generations, in seeking to raise awareness of the quality of small volume productions, in diversity, and in wines which are produced on single hillsides or even on single small plots of land, and are capable of stirring unique emotions."
Francesco and Lucrezia
The Monchiero Carbone farm is located in Canale, in the centre of the village, in a nineteenth century stately farmhouse, which hosts in its basement a large and fascinating historical cellar, untouched for over two centuries.
The company owes its name to the union of two families through the marriage between Marco Monchiero and Lucia Carbone, and the consequent merging of the vineyards inherited from both. The origins and the connections with winemaking are, however, to be found in the past, among the members of the two families.
It was 1987 when Marco Monchiero, a nationally renowned oenologist, and his wife Lucia Carbone decided to buy the large farmhouse in Via S. Stefano Roero: they had just returned to the village following the wide-ranging work experience that Marco had gained in important Italian wineries.
In those years his son Francesco Monchiero, born in 1975, had already a very clear vision: “when he grew up” he would have wanted to produce his own wines by creating his own brand: it was in fact almost taken for granted that the son of a famous consultant oenologist, who grew up in wineries and vineyards all over Italy, could one day undertake his father’s studies and career. Less predictable that he would do so independently, creating his own company from scratch, involving his parents in the project.
This is how the history of the Monchiero Carbone winery began, thanks to the entrepreneurial Francesco who vinified his first vintage in 1990 with the help of his father Marco: there were only 2000 bottles of Roero Superiore for his thesis, in addition to those of Barbera Monbirone, produced during the two Piedmontese “giornate” (7620 meters), the only handkerchief of land inherited from his grandparents.
But it was only with the 1995 vintage, as soon as he finished his studies at the Scuola Enologica di Alba, that Francesco rolled up his sleeves and started production, with the determination and passion that distinguish him, and with the absolute conviction of the great potential of Roero, which in the 1990s had not yet expressed its strong territorial identity.
In 1994, the Roero Arneis, the native Roero white, came into the range thanks to Francesco’s strong passion, although he was aware of the long road of research and experimentation that he would have had to undertake to bring out an autochthonous grape variety that was still quite unknown. His strong love for this unique terroir will lead him to become the first president of the newborn Consorzio di Tutela del Roero in 2013.
Francesco is supported by the women of the family: his mother Lucia has always taken care of the company’s accounts with diligence and precision, while his wife Lucrezia takes care of business relations and the reception in the cellar. The right-hand man is Danilo Gallino, who has been responsible for managing the vineyards since 2003.