Manzone Barolo Bricat 2012  - Last Bottle

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!!

(fills glass)

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!

In 1925 Manzone Giovanni purchased “Ciabot del Preve” (the Parish Priest house) and he started the winemaking in Monforte d’Alba.
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 Details

Country: Italy
Region: Piemonte
Appellation: Barolo
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Vineyard: Gramolere in Monforte d'Alba - Bricat
Winemaker: Giovanni Manzone
Farming: Sustainable
Aging/Cooperage: Aged in 500 and 700lt casks and French tonneaux for 30 months.
Harvest Date: October
Alcohol: 14.50%

About The Producer

Manzone Giovanni winery is located in Monforte d’Alba, Piedmont.
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.
We cultivate our vineyards following healthy and sustainable viticultural principles Natural grass is left between the rows of vines, mowed and left on the ground to form humus. All the wines are unclarified and unfiltered, and added in minimal amounts of SO2.

Pairing Suggestions

With braised beef, roasts, truffle dishes and seasoned cheeses.

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