2010 Giovanni Manzone Barolo CastellettoNebbiolo from Italy
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"100% Nebbiolo grapes sourced from the Castelletto vineyard that surrounds the family-operated winery. Castelletto is 1 hectare facing South-East towards Serralunga d’Alba. Soi...
- 95 Wine Spectator
95 Wine Spectator
"This red smells like a walk through the woods on a warm evening, enhanced by cherry, licorice and iron notes. Complex and intense, this features stiff tannins, yet remains balanced and long, offering a lasting impression of sweet fruit. Best from 2018 through 2035. 500 cases made. -BS"
"100% Nebbiolo grapes sourced from the Castelletto vineyard that surrounds the family-operated winery. Castelletto is 1 hectare facing South-East towards Serralunga d’Alba. Soil composition is older in orgin and the resulting wines have thicker tannins, fuller body and deeper color. Of the 3 Barolos it should be tasted last.
Manzone’s high-elevation vineyards and their extreme steepness foster naturally low-yielding vines which produce wines that are approachable while young, yet remain amongst the most concentrated and longest-lived of all Barolos. Principles of natural, non-invasive agriculture are followed in the vineyards: no insecticides or fertilizers have ever been used. Minimal amounts of SO2 are added and all the wines are unclarified and unfiltered. Traditional-style Barolo, fermented using natural yeasts with long skin contact. Ageing is carried out in botti and tonneaux (500lt and 700lt in size) for 36 months.
Barolo Castelletto is ruby red in color with medium garnet highlights. Complex, yet elegant and intense notes of raspberry, wild fruit, sweet rose petal and tobacco. Firm tannins are balanced and offer a lasting impression of sweet fruit. Best enjoyed with game dishes, poultry or seasoned cheeses." - Importer