M.A. monticelli is a bridge from the past to the future. We still have family in Italy to this day and we started this project to keep our heritage close and pass it down to our children.

We are working with the franco conterno family, an iconic and historic family in Barolo. their grape growing and winemaking philosophy is based on modern technology, tradition and a respect for the environment, three ideals that we uphold in high regard.

The franco conterno winery, cascina sciulun, is located in the hamlet of bussia di monforte d'alba in the heart of Barolo. They take care in organically farming their land with aeration of the soil and fertilization. the vineyards are managed with great attention to detail to ensure the highest quality fruit. The elegant and refined wines are produced with native fermentations, modern equipment and traditional practices.

Franco conterno is comprised of 18 hectares of vineyards located in Monforte D'Alba, Barolo, Castiglione falletto, novello and Madonna di como.

The elevation ranges from 250 to 400 meters above sea level and the soils are made up of sand, silt and clay. The vineyard sites have an excellent south/south-west exposure to promote ripening.

We are honored to work with this amazing family and bring these beautiful nebbiolo wines to the united states.

2017 Roero Arneis

90 points JD

2016 Langhe


90 points JD

2014 Barolo


92 points JD

2012 Barolo

Bussia Riserva

94+ points JD

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