The Montalbera Winery was founded at the beginning of the 20th century in an area located in the townships of Grana, Castagnole Monferrato, and Montemagno. In the mid-1980s, the Morando family began expanding their property by purchasing land in adjacent territories and planting it with new grapevines, prevalently Ruché; they continue to grow their landholdings. Today, a continuous stretch of vineyard-covered land encircles the winery. The vineyards are planted entirely on hillsides, giving the vines different expositions and soil, from clay to limestone. A unique aspect that has always distinguished Montalbera in the Piedmontese winemaking landscape is that the winery sits astride two of the region’s most important winemaking zones: the Monferrato and the Langhe. For generations, the Morando family has believed and invested in Piedmontese viticulture. For years, they have passionately dedicated themselves to the development of the native variety Ruché. Because of their ongoing commitment, today Montalbera arises as one of the great wineries of Piedmont. The foundations of their success lies in solid, recognizable values that translate very clearly in the wines they produce. Rigor and planning. Interpretation and terroir. These are the basis for Montalbera’s productive philosophy. They are ideals that put the fruit of the wine at the center of everything, and in doing so exalt the uniqueness of the vineyards. Each wine is interpreted in different ways, from stainless steel to wood, from overripe to withering, in order to best develop the multifaceted personality of each variety.