Established in 1953, the Azienda Agricola Molino is located near the ancient abbey of S. Martino di Marcenasco, in the heart of Barolo and includes Vigna Conca, one of the most famous crus of Langhe. Mauro Molino took over the family estate in 1979 and made his first Barolo from the vineyard Conca in 1982. He started producing three of his most important cru in the town of La Morra: Barolo Conca, Barolo Gancia and Barolo Gallinotto.
Mauro’s eldest child, Matteo joined the family winery in 2003. Long passionate about the production of top-quality wines, Matteo showed interest in winemaking and taking care of the vineyards from a very young age. Matteo, like his father, attended Alba Winemaking School and after graduating, threw himself headlong into the family adventure.
After learning from Mauro, Matteo, a far-sighted and ambitious young man, brought fresh ideas and innovation to the company, promoting a type of winemaking aimed at enhancing the quality, the elegance and the superiority of the wines.
Another important objective for Matteo and his family is the environmental sustainability and respect for their territory, which has offered them such exceptional opportunities.
In 2009, Martina, Mauro’s younger daughter, joined the family business together with her father and brother. Martina also graduated from Alba Winemaking School. Thanks to her inquisitive mind and passion for communication, she directs her endeavours towards developing and advertising the company philosophy.
Today, they own 18 ha of vineyards and their wines receive high acclaim from critics year after year.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Qualita sostenible certified (High environmental value certificate)
From vineyards in Annunziata La Morra, Berri in La Morra, and Perno of Monforte.
Soil: calcareous clayey
Harvest time: October
Vinification: Maceration in contact with the grape skins for a duration of 12 days, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in steel tanks, aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
Further aged in bottle for 6 months
Cellaring: Over 20 years
The Molino family shows a deft hand with Nebbiolo, as is illustrated by the 2019 Barolo. This wine shows great harmony, a lightweight style and a polished mouthfeel, with strong power too. The aromas follow a classic Nebbiolo playlist with small currants, blue flower and rusty nail. As far as classic Barolo goes, the 2019 is about as classic as they come. This wine is especially lifted and bright. With 45,000 bottles made, you get an outstanding value here. 95 Points, Monica Larner, August 2023
Raspberries, peaches, roses, white pepper and dried lemons on the nose. So fresh, with chalky tannins that turn juicy and a full body balanced by vibrant acidity. Deliciously open. Approachable already, but better from 2025. 93 Points, June 2023
A firm red highlighted by ripe cherry, strawberry, hibiscus and tomato leaf flavors. Reveals earth and eucalyptus details, while gripping tannins flex on the lingering finish. Best from 2025 through 2040. 3,500 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. 90 Points, Bruce Sanderson, Web only 2023
Perfect partner to Italian food, ragú with pasta, wild mushroom risotto, truffles.