92 Pts Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2005 Roero Riserva Mombeltramo is a decidedly darker and firm style of Roero than the Trinita - think of the Trinita and the Mombeltramo as roughly analogous to Asili and Rabaja in Barbaresco. The masculine Mombeltramo reveals superb density and richness in its fruit, along with subtle notes of French oak, spices, menthol and new leather."
"This is a very fine effort from Malvira, in fact, it may be the best wine I have ever tasted from this estate. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025. This is an exceptional set of releases from Malvira, one of the leading producers in the Roero district. The estate excels with its Arneis and Roero bottlings, all of which are well worth discovering." 92+ Points - Antonio Galloni - Wine Advocate
"100% Nebbiolo grown on calcareous clay with sandy parts. Harvested in October with fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Matured in French oak for 24 months and 12 months in bottle. The wine is a reddish purple, with a nose of dried roses, tobacco, and spices. The rich palate is filled with black fruit, tobacco, spices and long silky tannins." -Importer
"This 1.5 hectare was the first vineyard purchase made by Guiseppe Damonte, Roberto and Massimoâs father. This vineyard is only planted with Nebbiolo. The soil of Mombeltramo is more calcareous than our TrinitÃ vineyard and its exposition is more east. The wines from this vineyard are particularly oustere in their first years of life, and become softer over time. These wines have a long aging potential. The name Mombeltramo is also a name that comes from the localita, the small fraction of the nearest village, Canale." -Winemaker
"Our winery began its production in the 1950's under the guidance of Giuseppe Damonte. Giuseppe was a visionary, understanding that in the 50's, the Roero had not yet maximized its vineyard and thus grape-growing potential. Today the estate is run by Massimo and Roberto Damonte, Guiseppeâs sons, who inherited their fatherâs passion for winemaking." -Winery