Monforte d'Alba, Uncovered!
Monforte shines through its sheer diversity. This village shares its chain of hills with Castiglione, its neighbor to the north. Some of its vineyards (Bussia, in particular) are quite close to the village of Barolo, facing Cannubi just across the narrow valley.
It does have quite a bit of limestone in its soils, but less than Serralunga, and in general the soil types, altitudes and orientations are as mixed up in Monforte as in any other village.
So, while Monforte is often lumped in with Serralunga at the “powerful, structured” end of the spectrum, this is a mistake.
Read our full post to find out why!