Mauro Molino

On a visit to Piedmont in 2004, Matteo Molino stood out amongst our group of Langaroli – and not just for his exceptional height! His wines were great and well-priced. He was quick to understand both the potential and challenges of our market. And he spoke English very well, with a great passion for Nebbiolo – not just his own. In the next decade, he and his younger sister Martina would take over the reigns at their father's estate, and guide it into the international spotlight by both making great wines and traveling to engage and charm international customers into Molino fans.

Mauro Molino, Matteo and Martina's father, founded the estate. In 1973 Mauro graduated from enology school in Alba, and then followed that with five years of winemaking experience in Emilia Romagna. In 1979 after his father's passing, he returned home to the family farm in La Morra and began consulting for local wineries while building up his own estate. 1982 was the first vintage from the famed family parcel in Conca dell'Annunziata, the conch-shaped parcel pictured above, and the rest is history. In 2003 Matteo joined the company and became a familiar face to our staff, and then in 2009, Matteo's sister also joined the gang. Today they manage approximately 12 hectares of vineyards, 50% dedicated to Nebbiolo for Barolo, and the rest mostly Barbera, and Dolcetto. This estate practices sustainable viticulture.

Vineyard Management: Integrated insect and disease control is followed. Control treatments are carried out only when strictly necessary (an expert consults for the estate). Sulfur- and copper-based products are mainly used. A minimum number of insect-control treatments are applied and only with low-environmental-impact products. Natural cover crops (grass cover) are left in the rows between the vines. In autumn the soil on every other row between the vines is tilled. Only organic fertilizers are used. Very low doses of SO2 are added to the wines (the minimum to prevent oxidation)

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Molino Barbera d'Alba 2018
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "A fruity and easy Barbera with sliced plums, light orange peel and hints of hazelnuts. Medium-bodied, crisp and delicious. Drink now."  The Wine From proprietary vineyards in Annunziata La Morra and Guarene. Maceration on the skins in temperature controlled steel tanks for 6
Item Number: 32478
Case: $155.40
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Mauro Molino Barolo 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A more savory edge to the nose with tar and walnuts across dried roses and red berries. The palate delivers a succulent, focused and flavorful, red-cherry core with smooth tannins framing it neatly. Drink or hold."  About the Wine From vineyards in Annunziata La Morra, Berri
Item Number: 32362
Case: $359.40
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Molino 'Gallinotto' Barolo 2014
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "he wild red berries and blackcurrants make a bright, fresh impression on the nose, A fresh, tangy palate that has flavors of vanilla-dusted red cherries amid fine, succulent tannins. Drink or hold. Publish Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018"  Wine Information 100% Nebbiolo from

Mauro Molino Barolo 2014
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "Smoky and gently stony notes with some ripe strawberries and cherries. There are also nicely delivered oak spices. Really fresh. The palate has some creamy, approachable and sweetly fleshy tannins. Good balance. Drink or hold. Publish Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018"  About the

Molino Barbera d'Alba 2017
The Wine From proprietary vineyards in Annunziata La Morra and Guarene. Maceration on the skins in temperature controlled steel tanks for 6 days, then alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in steel tanks. 3750 cases produced.  The Estate On a visit to Piedmont in 2004, Matteo Molino stood out

Molino 'Leradici' Barbera d'Asti 2016
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "A rich, concentrated version, boasting blackberry, plum, chocolate and spice flavors. Balanced in a broad, muscular way, with a long, saturated finish. Drink now through 2023. 700 cases made. –BS"  The Wine 100% Barbera from 20-40 year old vines grown in calcareous, sandy

Molino Barbera d'Alba 2016
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "This is lithe and harmonious, its blackberry and black cherry flavors building to a lingering finish. Accents of violet and spice add interest. Drink now. 700 cases imported.”  The Wine From proprietary vineyards in Annunziata La Morra and Guarene. Maceration on the skins in

Molino 'Gallinotto' Barolo 2013
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Fascinating aromas of walnuts, dark berries and hazelnuts, yet this remains subtle and complex. Full-bodied and very intense with sliced berries, orange peel and cream. Goes on for minutes. Very fine. Drink in 2020. Publish Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017"  Wine Information

Mauro Molino Barolo 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Aromas of rose petals, green tea and strawberries. Medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Better in 2018. Publish Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017"  About the Wine From vineyards in Annunziata La Morra, Berri in La Morra, and Perno of Monforte. Maceration on

Mauro Molino Barolo 2012
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "Very delicate and fresh Barolo with strawberry, flower and light cream aromas and flavors. Medium body, fine tannins and a crisp finish. Drink now."  About From vineyards in Annuziata La Morra, Berri in La Morra, and Perno of Monforte. Maceration on the skins for 12-15

Mauro Molino 'Di Martina' Rosso 2009
 Ruby with a purple tinge. The aromas of sweet Oriental spices, black cherry and blackberry syrup are downright seductive. Juicy and smooth, with sound acidity giving the dark fruit flavors a penetrating quality. This seamless wine finishes balanced and long, with suave tannins.  40% Barbera, 40%

Mauro Molino Barolo 2005
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"This is tender, with plum and berry character and very soft, silky tannins. Full-bodied, but elegant and refined." "Made in a fruit-forward style, this is remarkably approachable--and fantastic value--Barolo for a wine so recently released." ~ Winery notes

Mauro Molino Barolo 1998
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Very ripe fruit, almost like prunes, with hints of Indian spices. Full-bodied, with round and chewy tannins and a caressing finish. Very rich. Best after 2006. 875 cases made. (JS)"

Mauro Molino Barolo 2003
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Very pretty aromas of ripe plum, fresh flowers and sandalwood lead to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Has lots of potential. Very well done for the vintage. Best after 2011. 1,200 cases made."