Colli Tortonesi - Piemonte
Monlià is the story of a great friendship. It was started in 2018 by Isabella and Pietro Oddero, two cousins of one of the most important families of Barolo and Ito and Steve, the two owners of the historic Osteria More e Macine in La Morra. They wanted to share their passion for the once heralded Timorasso grape with others and make sure its rich tradition stayed alive. The Godfather of Timorasso Walter Massa was consulted and now they are well on their way to resorting the legacy of Timorasso.
The project started with just 2.5 acres of vines and soon added another 2.5 all in the Colli Tortonesi DOC also known as the “Hills of Tortona.” The DOC runs from the town of Tortona to Genoa in the Southeastern portion of Piemonte. They chose the name Derthona because it’s the Latin name for Tortona. The vineyards sit at an elevation of 1,500 ft and are being converted to organic.