In the heart of the town of Barbaresco lies Montestefano, one of the revered classic crus of the appellation, notable for being the first to be vinified as a single vineyard back in 1961. Michele Chiarlo meticulously tends to 3,500 square meters of vineyard here, with vines that are over 50 years old. 

 Due to its marly soils rich in active limestone, Montestefano has earned a reputation as the cru that produces some of the “most Barolo-like Barbaresco wines”, known for their remarkable structure and longevity.  

From this plot, we proudly craft Barbaresco DOCG Riserva Montestefano, aged for an additional 2 years and exclusively produced during outstanding vintages. 

Grape variety:Nebbiolo


Extension:approx. 0.34 Ha

Exposure:South, South-West

Soil:Blue-grey marl with notable concentration of active limestone

Core Zone Unesco:Montestefano is in located within one of the 6 core zones which comprise the fiftieth UNESCO site in Italy: The Viticultural landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, were declared World Heritage Sites in 2014.