Manzone Barolo Bricat 2012
Collectors! Barolo buffs and bon vivants! Take a HUGE heed of today's brilliant Barolo coup -- the incredible 94-POINT single-vineyard Bricat from Manzone! Wow! We’re not worthy!!
Ha! Of course we are -- we practically hand-carried this back from the winery, we love it so much. Barolo gets our blood pumping like almost nothing else (Napa Cabernet is up there, though) --- it’s THRILLING, it’s so complex, so redolent of everything we love about northern Italy…ah, stop it!!
Better. Sorry. 94 POINTS and deserving every one. Plums, yes, but more, so much more...pure and packed with sweet upfront fruit in a medium-bodied structure, and layered as heck --- keeps showing you different sides, like a flash of citrus, a thread of licorice, even cocoa beans and mint. Awesome. Delicious. Savory. Just a youngster, too, this will keep for 15+ years easy, if you let it!!
Very little to go around, that’s why we gotta do this CHERRY of deal on a world-class Barolo on a Saturday --- first come, first served!
During the years the Manzone family purchased important vineyards on the historic hill of “CASTELLETTO” and “GRAMOLERE”, two of the best crus in Monforte d'Alba.
In the last years Mauro (2005) and Mirella Manzone (2012) joined their father Giovanni in the management of the winery. Mauro and Mirella are graduated from the famed Oenology School of Alba.
Technical DetailsCountry: Italy
Vineyard: Gramolere in Monforte d'Alba - Bricat
Winemaker: Giovanni Manzone
Aging/Cooperage: Aged in 500 and 700lt casks and French tonneaux for 30 months.
Harvest Date: October
About The Producer
The entire production is focused on high- quality and limited to about 50,000 bottles per year. The vineyard ELEVATION (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 longest-lived of all Barolos.
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