Italian Varietals with Deep Roots
Montinore Estate has deep Italian roots and is the proud heritage of the Marchesi family. We have built the Rossi di Marchesi collection around our love for Italian wines. In addition to a fan-favorite unique blend that reflects our Italian history with our PNW home, we have single varietals that are rarely seen in the United States, such as Lagrein and Teroldego. Whether you’re curious about Italian wines or already appreciate them, the Rossi collection has plenty to offer.
Sangiovese is the primary grape variety used in Chianti. We love working with this fruit sourced from a notable growing site in Washington to create our own interpretation of an Italian favorite.
Rudy describes Montinore Estate’s Nebbiolo as “an Oregon wine that speaks Italian,” a nod to the roots we cultivate in Oregon and our family’s Italian roots.
This unique variety hails from the most northern part of Italy and is a distant relative of Pinot Noir, though they couldn’t be more different. Our rows of Lagrein are planted at the warmest spot of the vineyard.
An intriguing array of fruit-driven aromas and an equally fruit-filled and zesty palate characterize this unusual northern Italian varietal. Grown on our estate, this is an approachable and interestingly delicious wine.