Manzone Barolo Riserva Gramolere 2013
Nebbiolo | Italy
$79.95 $120.00 - 750mL
We LOVE Manzone’s Barolos deeply. Based in Monforte d’Alba, they have recently sprung onto the world stage, and we are thrilled we hooked up with them some years ago and are proud to be one of the only places to get them regularly! Especially when you have prices like this!
Dating back to 1925, the wines are traditionally made from some of the finest crus including “Castelletto” and “Gramolere”. Gramolere is the very first Barolo made by the family in the 1960s. It faces legendary Bussia and the soil composition is very similar resulting in wines that show similar in style, intensity and elegance. 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. So much the better!
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About The Producer
A solid Barolo with fantastic ripe berries and cherries with chocolate, walnut and tar undertones. It’s full-bodied and very rich with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Just coming around now, but better in a year or two. Try in 2022.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Only made in the best vintages, the Giovanni Manzone 2013 Barolo Riserva Gramolere is a dark and sultry expression, with loads of dark plummy fruit backed by a big dose of sweet oaky spice and smoke. The wine offers a big platform to aromas of black fruit, spice, tar and tobacco, rendering a more savory and earthy expression of Nebbiolo. This Riserva release of about 11,000 bottles also sees more time in glass, in addition to its 54 months in tonneaux, and therefore has had more time to soften and integrate. I'd say this wine is ready to drink straight out of the gate with a juicy steak and potato puree.
The 2013 Barolo Riserva Gramolere is dark and brooding in the glass, with plenty of tobacco, smoke, leather, licorice, menthol and spice character. Stylistically, it is more extracted than the 2015s, some of which is the result of the year, but also a reflection of the approach that was common here in the recent past. Even so, this is a very pretty and distinctive wine.
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Nebbiolo | Italy