Tenuta Montanello was purchased in 1864 by Bartolomeo Racca and for many years it was the initial headquarters of the cooperative winery of the township, the first of its sort in the zone.
The property is strategically located in a perfect spot, high on a hill overlooking the road which joins Alba to Barolo and then Monforte d’Alba; the vineyards themselves, with a perfect southwestern exposure, the finest of all for the Nebbiolo grape, are just to the north of such famous crus as Bricco Boschis, Vignolo, Monprivato, and Villero.
If outstanding Barolo cannot be produced from these grapes, then it cannot be produced anywhere.
Montanello is currently run by Alberto Racca, heir of the 19th century founder.
He has voluntarily chosen to bottle only a part of the production – clearly the finest part – from their 27 acres of vineyards.
The line is composed of various wines: the Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d'Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo, and - naturally - the Barolo Montanello which is an official cru of the Barolo denomination.