In the midst of many traditional wineries with a long history of male management, Cecilia Monte leads the winery in Neive that bears her name.
A recent history
In 2000, after completing her university studies, Cecilia took over the reins of the family estate, starting to produce and vinify her own grapes, up to that moment conferred or processed by her father for a small personal production.
Cecilia learns the trade in the field thanks to the teachings of two of the most renowned Barolo producers: Luciano Sandrone and Domenico Clerico.
Today she is the one who welcomes her guests in the cellar, taking care to offer them a glass of Dolcetto to taste as a welcome to the visit.
The range of wines includes: Dolcetto, Barbera, Langhe Nebbiolo and Barbaresco
The Serracapelli cru in Neive represents the production area of Cecilia Monte.
This small vineyard area is able to give wines with a refreshing and structured balsamicity that are well suited to aging.
Among its labels stand out the Barbaresco DOCG Serracapelli in the classic version and the Serracapelli Dedicato a Paolo.
It is a very limited edition wine whose grapes come from a small parcel of old vines.
Production continues with Dolcetto d’Alba DOC Montubert and Barbera d’Alba DOC Maria Teresa, made from grapes grown in a single vineyard with an average age of the rows of about 50 years.
The Langhe Nebbiolo DOC Ca ‘di Monti is obtained from a plant dating back to the early 2000s.
It is a highly drinkable wine, aged in steel which remains for a very limited time in contact with wood.
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Visits & Tastings
Weather permitting, the tasting begins with a walk among the rows
Here Cecilia will introduce the company and the territory, with notes on the work in the vineyard and the influence that exposure, climate and soil have on the final product.
The grape processing and aging rooms are gathered in environments with the right balance between tradition and modernity.
The female hand does not go unnoticed in the care and search of details that become real didactic tools useful to the visitor.
The tasting room, equipped with a modern kitchen, could be defined as immersive: the large windows offer views over the hills and villages of the Langa.
Types of tasting
Classic → 15,00 € / person
Tour of the cellar and tasting of 3 wines of your choice.
Country → 30,00 € / person, wine not included
Tour of the winery and picnic in the surrounding vineyards. You’ll be given a basket containing some local culinary specialties . The wine will be chosen upon delivery of the basket.
Full Experience → price to be agreed
Private lunch or dinner on the farm with the best catering in the area.
The Cru Serracapelli
The winery is located in an area particularly favorable to the production of Barbaresco DOCG
The visitor’s experience begins even before reaching the estate, along the roads that climb the hill.
You’ll be crossing small hamlets that give their name to specific crus, small areas, not far from each other, but able to offer different wines.
The Barbaresco DOCG
Produced with 100% Nebbiolo grapes, it is a DOCG wine, whose production is allowed in the territory of the municipalities of Barbaresco, Neive, Treiso and in the hamlet of San Rocco, aggregated to the municipality of Alba.
The cru where Cecilia works is called Serracapelli: a patch of land rich in natural biodiversity.
It is a small corner of the territory dear to Paolo Monte, Cecilia’s father, who has always identified this area as particularly suited to the production of Barbaresco DOCG.
It is from a small parcel, located between these vineyards, that the Barbaresco dedicated to him is produced.
The cru Serracapelli
Private tasting, lunch or dinner
- Classic → 15,00 € / person
- Country → 30,00 € / person, wine not included
- Full Experience → menù and price variable
Price list in the cellar
- Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2019 Montubert - 7,20 €
- Barbera d'Alba DOC 2017 Maria Teresa - 18,00 €
- Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2017 Cà di Monti - 15,00 €
- Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2016 Cà di Monti* - 30,00 €
- Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2015 Cà di Monti* - 32,00 €
- Barbaresco DOCG 2015 Serracapelli - 27,00 €
- Barbaresco DOCG 2014 Serracapelli - 30,00 €
- Barbaresco DOCG 2013 Serracapelli - 30,00 €
- Barbaresco DOCG 2014 Serracapelli* - 60,00 €
* Format 1,5 liters
For a purchase equal to or greater than € 100.00 each, the cost of the visit will be absorbed.
The Barbaresco DOCG Dedicated to Paolo is not for tasting.
The wines can be shipped to the chosen destination.