Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo Pianpolvere Soprano Bussia Riserva 2004

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Price: $134.99
Item No. 120216
  • WS97
  • ST93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Intense ruby red in color. The nose is rich, with a persistent and extensive bouquet. The wine is robust, rich and complete with a very harmonic and elegant taste.

Critical Acclaim

"The aromas start out oaky, showing cedar, vanilla and clove elements, before turning to raspberry and flowers on the palate. Licorice, tar and tobacco flavors reign, allied to a firm texture of gripping tannins. The long, smoky finish heralds its potential. Best from 2014 through 2032."
97 Points

"Good medium red. Musky red fruits, gunpowder, dried flowers, nuts, pungent herbs and underbrush on the multidimensional nose. Wonderfully silky and suave but with plenty of definition, boasting superb subtle complexity to its flavors of fruits, flowers and camphor. Not a hugely sweet style but builds impressively on the very long and complex finish. Enologist Giuseppe Albertino notes that this wine is not as big as the 2006 rendition but it's finer. Valentino Migliorini, the owner of Rocche dei Manzoni who died in December of 2007, purchased this superbly placed Monforte d'Alba property (located next to Bussia) in 1999 from the family of Riccardo Fenocchio. Rating: 93(+?)"
93 Points

Learn About Rocche dei Manzoni

Rich in history and blessed with the best locations, the vineyards of Podere Rocche Dei Manzoni are all situated within the municipality of Monforte d'Alba. Here the products are born and realize a perfect marriage of tradition and innovation.

The high quality of Podere Rocche dei Manzoni's products is guaranteed not only by meticulous vinification processes and a constant search for improvement but also by a strenuous work performed in the vineyard, through short pruning and thinning out of grapes to obtain very low output of grape/hectare.

Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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VLIVL3409_2004

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