Paolo Manzone Barolo Riserva 2016
About the winery
In the rustic Serralunga d'Alba, in the heart of the DOCG Barolo, is the cru Meriame, where Paolo Manzone has planted his Nebbiolo for his main wines. The vineyard dates back to 1948 and the vines are sometimes up to 70 years old. Manzone has been inspired by Burgundy and makes Barolos that mature in French Bourgogne barrels. They are Barolos in a fairly modern style, which match the accessible and somewhat earthy style Barolos that the Meriame Cru delivers.
Vinification: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The wine is then aged for 3 years in large Slavonian oak casks (1,500 litres), then 2 years in ceramic amphorae and finally another year in bottle.
Color : Ruby red.
Fragrance : Cherries, roses, earth, leather, spices and sage,
Taste : Rich and powerful. At the same time harmonious and soft.
Serve with: Delicious with stewed rabbit.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C
James Suckling: 94