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Barolo Castelletto DOCG

by Giovanni Manzone 2018

95POINTS

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$79.99

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Producer : Giovanni Manzone

Region : Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables

Tasting Notes

"The 2018 Barolo Castelletto is another compelling wine in this range from Manzone. It exudes vertical intensity, not to mention tons of character, right out of the gate. Sweet red/purplish fruit, rose petal, dried herbs lavender, spice and orange zest are some of the many aromas and flavors that emerge gradually over time. Bright Castelletto acids and vibrant tannins round things out nicely. This heady, explosive Barolo has so much going on."
95 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, September 2022

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 95
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness Descriptor XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Giovanni Manzone
Region Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)
Alcohol 14.5% alc./vol.
Style Bold and fruity
Vintage 2018
Farming Method Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes 100% Nebbiolo
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables
Descriptors Floral, Fruity
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $479.94

The Producer

Giovanni Manzone

In 1925 Manzone Giovanni purchased 'Ciabot del Preve' (the parish priest's house) and started making wine in Monforte d’Alba. Throughout the years, the Manzone family has purchased important vineyards on the historic hills of Castelletto and Gramolere, two of the best crus in Monforte d'Alba.

Eventually, Mauro and Mirella Manzone joined their father Giovanni in the management of the winery. Mauro and Mirella graduated from the famed Oenology School of Albaanzone Giovanni winery located in Monforte d’Alba, Piedmont.

The entire production is focused on high quality over quantity, they produce about 50,000 bottles per year. The vineyard's elevation reaches 350-500 metres — 1,100-1600 feet, the extreme steepness and the great terroir foster naturally low-yielding vines which produce wines that are approachable while young, yet remain amongst the most concentrated and long-lived of all Barolos.

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