2018 Paolo Manzone Barolo Serralunga

33.45 27.64
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Paolo Manzone
Year 2018
Grape Nebbiolo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2040
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The Manzone Barolo Serralunga 2017 comes from the younger vineyards in the cru Meriame in the comune (municipality) Serralunga d'Alba in Barolo. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 350 meters and are oriented to the south/southeast. The soil consists mainly of clay and limestone. The vines are about 25 years old. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The wine is then aged for 24 months in wood, at least 60% of which in large Slavonian wood casks (3,000 litres) and the rest in French tonneaux (350 litres).

In the glass, the Manzone Barolo Serralunga 2017 has the typical Barolo light ruby red color. In the nose we smell notes of rose petals, dried plums, tar, wood. The Barolo is Powerful but refined at the same time with aromas of cherries and plums complemented by earthy notes, good structure, full tannins. Delicious with charcuterie, for example bresaola, salami and spicy sausage. Also delicious with a stew with beef and mushrooms.

Meriame is the Barolo cru on the rise. The popularity of the cru Meriame is relatively new. Paolo Manzone's eponymous Cascina Meriame certainly played a part in that. He has been making beautiful Barolos since 1999, including a 100% Meriame. Meriame forms a kind of amphitheater that protects the vines from winter frosts and the summer heat. There is always a good balance between heat and humidity. The soils from the Lequio formation are calcareous and provide strength and structure. From the best parts of the cru Meriame, in the middle and top, come substantial wines with an earthy character. The wines from the lower part are more elegant in style.

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 cru Meriame delivers.

Vineyard for 2018 Paolo Manzone Barolo Serralunga

Paolo Manzone, lange tijd wijnmaker voor wijngigant Giordano, heeft zijn droom voor elkaar. Hij bezit tien hectare wijngaard in Piemonte waarvan 4 met de prestigieuze appellation Barolo en 6 in de omgeving van Alba. De ene Barolo draagt de naam van het sub-district Serralunga - geboortegrond van lang levende, tamelijk krachtige Barolo's - en is afkomstig van 15 jaar oude stokken. De andere is een "single vineyard" of Cru: Meriame, 60 jaar geleden aangeplant

In het rustieke Serralunga d’Alba, in het hart van de DOCG Barolo, ligt de cru Meriame, waar Paolo Manzone zijn Nebbiolo voor zijn belangrijkste wijnen heeft aangeplant. De wijngaard dateert uit 1948 en de wijnstokken zijn soms tot wel 70 jaar oud. Manzone heeft zich laten inspireren door de Bourgogne en maakt Barolo’s die op Franse Bourgogne-vaten rijpen. Het zijn Barolo’s in een vrij moderne stijl, die passen bij de toegankelijke en wat aardse stijl Barolo’s die de cru Meriame levert. De druiven zijn afkomstig van wijngaarden in de cru Meriame in de comune (gemeente) Serralunga d'Alba in Barolo. De wijngaarden liggen op een hoogte van 350 meter en zijn op het zuiden/zuidoosten gericht. De bodem bestaat voornamelijk uit klei en kalksteen. De oudste wijnstokken zijn ongeveer 70 jaar oud.


More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Paolo Manzone
Grape Nebbiolo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2040
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 91
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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