Lower Langa

Mauro Molino

Wine Producer in La Morra

Business Hours

10:00 → 12:00
14:00 → 17:00

Closing Day

Sunday
Easter
Easter Monday

Holidays

March to November
Monday → Saturday

December to February
Monday → Friday

Matteo and Martina run the family business following the wisdom and farming traditions handed down by their father Mauro and use state-of-the-art production techniques, also paying great attention to sustainability.

One of the peculiarities of the Mauro Molino winery is the production of Barolo DOCG from single vineyard: this is a choice aimed at pursuing the highest quality potential that is based on a strong knowledge of the characteristics that each vineyard brings.

Inside each bottle are elegance, perfume and aromaticity, qualities that the La Morra terroir already naturally offers. The challenge is therefore to maintain and exalt, without distorting, those sensations of pleasantness and aromaticity already present in the power and enhanced by the choice of vinification of the individual crus.

The differences and peculiarities of each wine can be distinguished by comparing the different types of Barolo produced: Barolo DOCG Vigna Conca, the first ever to be vinified, Barolo DOCG Gallinotto, Barolo DOCG Bricco Luciani and Barolo DOCG La Serra.

A story that
begins in 1982

in La Morra

Mauro Molino's journey began with his diploma at the Scuola Enologica di Alba: this is how his passion for oenology turned into a profession.

The will to maintain that piece of land in La Morra, which has been in his family for generations, led Mauro to move to Modena in 1975, where for two years he worked as an oenologist at the CIV wine group.

This was a very important period during which he gained the experience and training necessary for his profession.

In 1979, following the death of his father Giuseppe from whom he inherited some vineyards, Mauro saw concretely the possibility of dedicating himself to oenology in his homeland.

Here he began to restructure the vineyards and the winery located in his father's house in the hamlet of Annunziata di La Morra.

His desire was to make wine under his own name from grapes grown on the land of his grandfather, who had already been the founder and confederate of the local cooperative since 1953.

1982 was the year in which Mauro's first Barolo was born, produced with grapes exclusively from the Conca vineyard. To this followed two other important crus: Barolo Gancia and Barolo Gallinotto.

Following his father's footsteps, after completing the same course of studies, Matteo, the eldest son, joined the company in 2003. He always took care of the quality of the wines and aspects linked to environmental sustainability and respect for the territory, just just like now.

In 2008 Martina joined the company too. Graduating from the Scuola Enologica of Alba and fresh from her training experiences abroad, she brought a breath of fresh air and dynamism. In the company, she deals with communication, sales and marketing.

Today, Mauro Molino is synonymous with tradition and modernity and pursues noble ideals such as environmental sustainability and the continuous enhancement of the territory through wines of the highest quality.

The Wines

From Langhe to Roero and Monferrato: a cross-section of Piedmontese territory in a glass of wine

The Mauro Molino winery represents a solid reality that devotes most of its energies to the wine that is the symbol of the Bassa Langa, Barolo DOCG, making mostly single crus.

This denomination is flanked by other wines typical of the area.

The Main Versions of Barolo DOCG

In the early 1990s, Mauro rediscovered a Nebbiolo vineyard in the municipality of La Morra, specifically in MGA Berri, and decided to produce Barolo.

A pioneering choice because the plot is located at an altitude of 400 meters, in an almost forgotten and undervalued area, but one with great potential. This is how the Barolo DOCG Gallinotto was born, vinified in purity since 2001.

Another cru worthy of mention is the Barolo DOCG Conca, considered to be the flagship and heart wine, as it was first produced in 1982.

It comes from the rows of vines located near the winery and about three thousand bottles are produced each year, which, despite the small quantities, are exported all over the world.

Other Wines Worth the Trip

In addition to the Barolo DOCG versions, the company produces other wines typical of the area.

From important investments in the Roero area, Matteo and Martina are pursuing a project aimed at creating a personal vision of Langhe DOC Nebbiolo, which is soft and pleasant, to be consumed very young, perfumed, with velvety tannins.

Another exclusive wine, whose origins date back to the early 1990s, is the Barbera d’Alba DOC Legattere, obtained through the selection of grapes from old vines planted in the hamlet of Annunziata.

Only three thousand bottles that offer an intense and structured drink, deep and complex, with excellent aging potential, conferred by refining in French oak barriques for 18 months.

This Barbera is particularly sought after during tastings and is closely linked to the area’s restaurants: demand exceeds supply, in fact, it is almost impossible to find it abroad.

Completing the range is a Langhe DOC Chardonnay sui generis, born from the desire to produce a structured and long-lived white wine, which is aged in 7-hectolitre cement eggs, ceramic amphorae and French oak tonneaux. Its production today is limited to about 2800 bottles, with plans to increase.

Produced Wines

Roero Arneis DOCG
Langhe DOC Chardonnay
Langhe DOC Dolcetto
Vino Rosso Dimartina
Barbera d'Alba DOC
Barbera d'Asti DOCG LERADICI
Barbera d'Alba DOC Legattere
Langhe DOC Nebbiolo
Barolo DOCG
Barolo DOCG Gallinotto
Barolo DOCG Bricco Luciani
Barolo DOCG La Serra
Barolo DOCG Conca

Vineyards Extension

20 Ha

N° of Bottles

160.000

Vineyards Location

La Morra
Guarene
Costigliole d'Asti
Monforte d'Alba

Farigliano

Agricultural Method

Integrated pest management

Visits & Tastings

The visit is a narrative journey that ends with the wine tasting

The Cellar is always closed on Sundays.

Weather permitting, we access the panoramic terrace that offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills and villages: Diano d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto, La Morra, Monforte d’Alba and Barolo, with a view of the famous (and much-photographed) Cedar of Lebanon.

Here we share information useful for understanding the territory, identifying, guided by a map placed in the center of the terrace, the vineyards of the Langa and Roero, with a focus on the most visible ones: Bricco Luciani and Conca.

Accessing the lower level of the winery leads to the barrel cellar. In this large room, stone columns, French oak barriques and tonneaux stand out: everything has been thought out down to the smallest detail and the colours and profiles of the barrels stand out thanks to a refined alternation of light and shade.

Here, in the heart of the cellar, hints are given about the history of the winery (following a timeline that touches on the salient dates of two generations), paying particular attention to the pillars on which the production philosophy rests: elegance, consistency of quality, terroir, sustainability.

Tasting is the Most Awaited Moment

In the elegant, modern panoramic room, a true narrative walk through the wines of the production takes place.

While tasting, one learns about the history of the wine and the importance of each label produced, without neglecting a hint at food pairings.

Here, certain details become real educational tools: there are transparent cubes containing soil samples collected in the vineyard and traces of fossil shells dating back to the Tortonian period, maps relating to the Additional Geographical Mentions and a large wall screen.

The Wines in the Tasting

The classic tasting includes a course of five representative wines, including two Barolo wines:

  • Roero Arneis DOCG
  • Barbera d’Alba DOC Legattere
  • Langhe DOC Nebbiolo
  • Barolo DOCG
  • Baolo DOCG Gallinotto

Price per person: 25,00 €

Groups

max 20 people

Visit Duration

1h

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 25€

Philosophy

Respect and great care for the vineyard ecosystem and the land

One of the key words that runs through the first and second generation is sustainability.

It is realized through the use of organic practices such as green manure, which brings numerous benefits, including the transfer of nitrogen from the atmosphere to the soil, weed control, and increased biodiversity.

In addition, the company makes use of low environmental impact techniques such as pheromones to control the presence of insects in the vines and natural grassing.

Family Bonds

Mauro Molino's Barbera d'Asti DOCG LERADICI (the roots) is an example of attachment to the land and its origins. The roots of which the label speaks are those of grandfather Giuseppe, Mauro Molino's father, a native of Costigliole d'Asti. The desire to experiment in the Asti area and return to their origins led the family to acquire a plot of land not far from Burio Castle in 2015, in an area where one can breathe in the historical importance, surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see.

Prices & Services

All wines from the production can be purchased in the cellar

The Tasting

Classic tasting → 25.00 € / person

The tasting includes a course of five representative wines, including two Barolo wines and a company tour:

  • Roero Arneis DOCG
  •  Barbera d'Alba DOC Legattere
  • Langhe DOC Nebbiolo
  • Baolo DOCG
  • Baolo DOCG Gallinotto

Services

Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Meeting Room Terrace Direct Sales WiFi Parking Lot Private Park Gift Shop

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard ATM / Bancomat Cash

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