Tenuta Montanello can boast of no less than 11 hectares of vineyards in a single plot exposed to the South - South/West - West at an altitude of 250 - 300 metres.
Montanello is considered to be one of the best cru of the Barolo area, as confirmed by Renato Ratti's Map of Barolo. Ratti was the first to trace the Barolo zone, identifying the most dedicated areas.
Slow Food also included Montanello amongst the best cru of Castiglione Falletto in its Atlas of the best wines of the Langhe published in 1990.
Nebbiolo is a very demanding type of vine as regards terroir, exposure of the land and the way in which it is cultivated and fertilized.
It requires limey, tufaceous soil; it germinates early (April 10-15) and is fairly sensitive to changes in temperature and must therefore be cultivated in sunny positions and protected against freezing and Spring frosts.
Therefore, to obtain high quality wines, various processes are carried out in the vineyards including severe but carefully-balanced pruning, meticulous stripping of the leaves and uncompromising thinning out of the bunches. During the wine harvest, the grapes are also carefully selected before crushing.