Italian Wine, Piedmont
About Mauro Molino
Mauro Molino Vineyards Established in 1953, the Azienda Agricola Molino, is located near the ancient abbey of S. Martino di Marcenasco and includes one of the most famous crus of the Langhe, "Vigna Conca", among its vineyards. The estate is run since 1978, year of the death of the founder Giuseppe, by his son Mauro, an oenologist certified at the well known Oenology Institute of Alba. Mauro, due to the experience acquired in various estates in northern Italy, has given a big impulse towards the production of high quality wines. Mauro's son Matteo, having completed his studies of Oenology, is now working full-time at the estate.
From as early as 1200 AD, Nebbiolo grapes have been cultivated in the tiny hamlet of Annunziata (known in ancient times as Marcenasco), under the protective wing of the Romanesque beli tower that marks the earliest settlement of La Morra. And it is in Annunziata that Mauro Molino has two of his most prestigious Barolo crus: Vigna Conca, which once belonged to the Convent of Marcenasco, and Vigna Gancia, located just behind Mauro Molino's winery and ageing cellars. Also in the township of La Morra are the estate-owned vineyards Gallinotto (which produces Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo) and Gattere (where Barbera grapes ar e grown). Mauro Molino has additional vineyards in the townships of Barolo and Monforte far a total of approximately 10 hectares. Overall, the winery produces about 60,000 bottles per year.