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Barolo DOCG Castelletto by Giovanni Manzone 2014

Barolo DOCG Castelletto

by Giovanni Manzone 2014

Producer : Giovanni Manzone

Region : Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Veal roasted, Vegetables

Tasting Notes

"The 2014 Barolo Castelletto is another very pretty wine from Manzone. Orange peel, rose petal, rosemary, star anise, mint and kirsch give the 2014 a slightly exotic quality that is hugely appealing. The 2014 is already quite expressive and giving. It should drink well for another 15-20 years, maybe more."
93 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, Nov 2018

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 93
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Giovanni Manzone
Region Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)
Alcohol 14.5% alc./vol.
Style Bold and fruity
Vintage 2014
Farming Method Traditional
Grapes 100% Nebbiolo
Food Pairing Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Veal roasted, Vegetables
Descriptors Floral, Fruity
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $444.00

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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