Bartolomeo Racca bought the Montanello Estate from the Count of Castiglione Falletto, Patrizio Filippo di Scagnello, on April 19, 1864.
For many years, it was the home of the first wine growers' cooperative of the Langhe: the Cantina Sociale of Castiglione Falletto which united no less than 36 wine growers of this comune towards the end of the 19th century.
This marked the start of the production and sale of the first Barolo wine.
Today, five generations later, the Racca family still owns Tenuta Montanello, now managed by Alberto Racca and his sisters Maria Pia and Cristina, who manage the company with a traditional approach but also welcome innovations in the wine-rowing sector.
The hill of Montanello has always been considered one of the best cru of the Barolo area; Renato Ratti included it in his Map of Barolo and Slow Food has classified it as one of the Great Vineyards of the Langhe.
The composition of the soil and excellent exposure to the South, South West and West produce a Barolo with a good alcoholic content and penetrating bouquet, worthy of its long history.