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)
Soil: calcareous/clayey, marnoso
Exposure: south, south/west
Harvest time: October
Vinification: maceration in contact with the grape skins for a duration of 10 days, alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks for 20 days, malolactic fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels for 18 months
Cellaring: Over 20 years
With fruit from the Berri Vineyard in La Morra, the Mauro Molino 2019 Barolo Gallinotto gives us a taste of a single-vineyard wine made outside the official MGA classification. The wine has a dustier personality with a bigger mineral presence that recalls limestone and crushed rock. That elegant note gives linearity and saying power to the wine, but it also serves to frame a core of wild berry and rose. This expression also shows a clear oak signature of spice or toasted cinnamon with drying tannins to follow. It offers the whole Nebbiolo package with hints of the extra intensity and firmness that define 2019. Production is 8,000 bottles. 94 Points, Monica Larner, August 2023
Harmonious, this red sports cherry and raspberry flavors at the core, accented by eucalyptus, tobacco and mineral. Reveals a lean frame infused with assertive, grainy tannins. This will need a few years to integrate. Best from 2026 through 2042. 900 cases made, 300 cases imported. 93 Points, Bruce Sanderson, Web only 2023
Orange peel, rose petals, sour cherries and balsamic on the nose, evolving to chocolate and hazelnuts. Creamy and inviting, with a full body, fine-grained tannins, and a tasty, nutty finish. Drink from 2025. 92 Points, June 2023
Perfect partner to Italian food, ragú with pasta, wild mushroom risotto, truffles. Great with Italian cheeses.