Wine maker in Monforte d’Alba
The name of the company, which correspond to the toponym of the location, it’s said to come from an avent which dates back to the XIX century, when some paesants bought these lands. At the time the soil was still uncultivated and while they were tilling and plowin it, they faced many difficulties, mainly due to the presence of large number of rocks and graminia (Garmin, which is a highly resistant and coriaceous weed).
At some point one of the peasants, throwing away his hoe, exasperated by the fatigue exclaimed: “Ei sun mac gramun e père!”, which means, roughly translated from the piedmontese language of the time, “There are only garmin and rocks”. From the mixing and distortion of the two words “gramun e père” is born the term “Gramurere”, later italianized in “Gramolere”.
The production of wines increased significantly in 1966, when the company started a retail business selling bulk Barolo wine in carboy. Graduated in agricultural studies, the current owner Claudio started to focus more on the bottle retail market, firstly in Italy and now also abroad.
On the way to the village of Monforte d’Alba, just passed Perno hamlet you can reach Località Castelletto. Monforte d’Alba is today one of the most renowed for the wines production.
In this area, dipped in the silence of Langhe you can found Cascina Gramolere founded in 1966 and owned by the agrotechnic Claudio Pressenda.
This is a small family run business where Pressenda family produces typical red Langa wines in the respect of tradition. They sell in Italy and abroad, unpacked too.
The Farmhouse has 4.5 ha of vineyards in half hill, cultivated in red grapes as nebbiolo, barbera and dolcetto. The average annual production is 20.000 bottles.
The work in the vineyards, strictly carried out by hand, comprehend a broad spectrum of different activities.
In the cellar we use the technique of soft pressing, the fermentation follows the traditional method (cap with pumping). After the fermentation follows a second soft pressing, accompanied by different decanting to keep the wine clear. The wine is then stocked in stainless steel (or concrete) tanks. The ageing for Barolo and Barbera d’Alba is continued in oak barrels (thouhg not barriques).
Telephone: +39 017378694
Town: Monforte d’Alba
Adress: Loc. Castelletto 51, 12065
Number of bottles: 20.000
Wines: Barolo, Barbera, Dolcetto
Hectares of vineyards: 4,5
2 bottles of Barolo DOCG 2010
2 bottles of Barbera d’Alba DOC 2013
2 bottles of Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2013
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