Monfrère translates to “My Brother.” This one-time blend of Petit Rouge, Fumin, Cornalin and Nebbiolo and is dedicated to Giulio’s brother, who passed away that year.
Giulio Moriondo became a winemaker solely out of the passion he has for Valdostana wines and their curious grapes. By day he is a professor at the local Agricultural University (not in oenology), by night and weekends he tends his small parcels of old vines and makes wine in the cellar of his house. His production is minuscule, but his wines are legendary in the region. He has been micro-vinifying fumin, pinot noir, petit rouge, cornalin and vien de nus for over twenty years. The wines are made without any inoculation, with long maceration on the skins and no filtration. Minimal S02 is used at bottling.