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Gambero Rosso 2018: two glasses for nine labels

9 Tenuta Montemagno labels have just received Two Glasses by Gambero Rosso, the most important Italian wine guide. Adding the 3 other wines that received the One Glass recognition, were 12 the Tenuta Montemagno products that received an award. 12 wines on a total of 14 wines produced by the winery – an evidence that our work, guided by our enologist Gianfranco Cordero, is proceeding on the path to success.

After only 10 years from the first wine production, Tenuta Montemagno is now one of the best Italian winery, both in important red wine from Piedmont, like Barolo Soranus 2012, and the most classical wines from Monferrato district. Awarded reds are Mysterium 2014, Barbera d’Asti Superiore, Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato 2016 and Violae 2016. Also our whites wines Musae, Nymphae 2016, Solis Vis 2015 and won Two Glasses and TM Brut 24 months.

All are wines can be bought on our online store and, during the Christmas period, even on our special presents’ catalogue.

Targa Barbera Tenuta Montemagno

TM Brut: the Barbera grape becomes sparkling


Barbera d’Asti is the identity of Tenuta Montemagno, wine producers in the heart of Monferrato. Actually, Barbera is the variety that most of all tells the story of Tenuta Montemagno, through its 80 years old vineyards, planted on clay and limestone soil with slightly silty marls, Western facing.

Our Metodo Classico are made from Barbera grapes harvested early, hand picking and with a careful grapes selection.

The Barbera is a versatile and  charming variety, capable of being the protagonist: the TM24 and TM36 Brut, are both another expression of its potential. They are sparkling wines born from the synergy of intuition and innovation. The idea  to have the Metodo Classico of 100% Barbera that refines on yeasts for 24 (TM24) and 36 months (TM36) is astonishing.

The perlage of TM Brut 24 is elegant and fine; the bouquet is intense, delicate and generous, notes of yeast and delicate hints of crusty bread, overtones of freshly picked flowers and wild berries. On the palate it is fresh, lively and sapid, with an excellent underlying acidity and clearly expressed minerality. The finish presents light notes of wild plum and currants. Therefore, the peculiar traits of  Barbera – bouquet and acidity, are well present almost as if  weaving the warp on which the other sensations intertwine.

TM Brut 24 has been rated 92 point by Wine Enthusiast, one of the most eminent international wine magazine.

If the TM Brut 24 is “unexpected” because of its structure, color and pleasantness, the Tm Brut 36 is surprising and unique, enough to be awarded with the Gold Medal – category Sparkling Rosé, in the International wine Competition The Global Sparkling Masters 2020.

The bouquet reveals an intense fragrance,  delicate and generous. Notes of yeast and crusty bread, overtones of freshly picked flowers and wild berries. On the palate, it is fresh, lively and savoury, excellent underlying acidity with clearly expressed minerality and a light finish of wild plum and currants.

In this sparkling too, the characteristics of the variety are the texture on which the other perfumes and aromas are waived on. TM24 and TM36 both are the example of how the Barbera grape is a precious and versatile grape, a storyteller of the region. In these sparkling, tradition and innovation are perfectly combined and we can say that TM24 and TM36 are a great examples of wine that becomes sparkling and then, comes back to wine.

Soranus Barolo Tenuta Montemagno

Soranus: the Barolo of Tenuta Montemagno


The branch that connects the King of Piedmontese wines to the Roman Empire, has its roots in the family tree of the Barea family, owner of Tenuta Montemagno. Barolo Soranus, indeed, owes its name to Quinto Marcio Barea Sorano, proconsul in Asia at the time of Emperor Nero between the years 50 and 60 BC.

Tenuta Montemagno Soranus baroloActually, the origin of Nebbiolo grape, from which Barolo wine is produced, are even more ancient and are lost in history of the ancient Rome. The first reports have been registered by Plinio il Vecchio, ancient latin writer, in his “Naturalis Historia” – the history of nature, where it celebrates the wine splendor of a grape grown on the hills of Novara. Other notes have been found in the book written by Columella, author of 1 AC – “De Re Rustica” – on the agriculture, which is considered the most complete treaty about the agriculture in the ancient times.

The Nebbiolo needs a specific terroir and it is very sensitive to atmospheric changes and to the soil composition.


The Barolo was born in the heart of the Langhe, in 11 municipalities located in an area of rare beauty, recognized in 2014 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among these 11 municipalities, the largest is certainly that of La Morra, where the vines from which we produce our Barolo Soranus are cultivated.

Tenuta Montemagno BaroloThe choice of the vineyards in La Morra municipality, reflects the will of Tenuta Montemagno to create wines with great character, outstanding, and characterized by pleasantness and softness, elegance and finesse, the richness of the bouquet and the complexity. All elements that we find in the Nebbiolo cultivated in this part of the Langhe and due to the characteristics of the Tortonian area of the hills of La Morra, with a marly/limestone soil, in which the roots of the vineyards have more than 40 years.

Like all Tenuta Montemagno wines, also for our Barolo, the harvest is strictly manual to preserve the bunches condition until the cellar for the starts up of the wine making process. The fermentation takes about 20 days, followed by long periods of aging in wood barrels for at least 24 months.

The result is an extremely balanced Barolo, in which the typical characteristics of Nebbiolo grape from La Morra are well present. The color is brilliant garnet red, with light carmine highlights. The bouquet is generous and intense, with light touches of vanilla, licorice, ancient spices, black pepper, cherries and wild berries.  On the palate is full, layered, almost opulent in its power, rich but harmonious with the right balance of tannin and a sweet, lingering finish. 

Tenuta Montemagno food tartare con tartufoThe choice to vinify the selected grapes only from the best vintages is our fundamental value: the Soranus 2013 has been prized with Gold Medal at DWWA – Decanter World Wine Award and at The Wine Hunter; the vintage 2015 gained another Gold Medal at Mundus Vini International Wine Competition.



Piedmont and the Langhe, as well as Monferrato, are the areas where the wine is accompanied by two excellent and well-known products: the hazelnuts – Nocciola Piemonte igp Tonda Gentile and the white truffle, precious and valuable.

The ideal food pairing for the Barolo are the traditional recipes of Piedmont: the egg pasta, handmade Tajarin, with truffle, agnolotti with meat sauce, arrosti or brasati. An intriguing and tasty pairing is the Soranus with dark chocolate… 

Chef Giampiero Vento ristorante Tenuta MontemagnoGiampiero Vento, Chef Executive of “La Civettà sul comò” restaurant will create for you gourmet dishes to combine with our Soranus.

A great suggestion is Tajarin with truffle or roast sauce.