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2012 Giovanni Manzone Barolo GramolereNebbiolo from Italy

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"This elegant Barolo is lively ruby red with a thick texture. Typical rose, cherry and wild fruit notes with a slightly spicy and balsamic touch. Silky, full and supple with ba...

  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 94 Wine Spectator
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95

"A dense and beautiful red with plum, chocolate and mineral character. Hints of sandalwood too. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a delicious finish. Already gorgeous. Drink or hold."

94 Wine Spectator

"Offering sweet, ripe cherry, strawberry, licorice and tar flavors, this red is round and supple. Vibrant acidity and a firm structure ensure a long life ahead as the finish lingers with earth, mineral and tar accents. Best from 2019 through 2035. 1,041 cases made. -- BS"

Product Description:

"This elegant Barolo is lively ruby red with a thick texture. Typical rose, cherry and wild fruit notes with a slightly spicy and balsamic touch. Silky, full and supple with balanced tannins and a good acidity which makes it an excellent choice over roasts, game and seasoned cheeses.

100% Nebbiolo sourced from the Gramolere vineyard in Monforte d’Alba. 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. Unfiltered.

With 4 hectares, Gramolere represents the largest production Barolo for the Manzone family. Annual production varies based on whether the Riserva is made in the specific vintage.

Gramolere is the very first Barolo made by the family in the 1960’s and labeled as ‘Gramolere’. Gramolere faces Bussia and the soil composition is very similar deriving in wines that show similar style and elegance as Bussia.

Of the 3 Barolos it should be tasted first.

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." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 100224
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-Region Barolo
Ratings

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

94 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Nebbiolo
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth
Nose truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla