M.A. Monticelli is a bridge from the past to the future. They work with the Franco Conterno family, an iconic and historic family in Barolo. The grape growing and winemaking philosophy is based on modern technology, tradition and a respect for the environment, three ideals that are held 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. M.A. Monticelli is honored to work with this amazing family and bring these beautiful Nebbiolo wines to the united states.