Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo Vigna d'la Roul 2005

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

$130.00 $99.00
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Item No. 120215
  • red wine
  • RP94
  • W&S93
  • WS93
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

Made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes from the vineyard located at Manzoni Soprani, this wine is named after the huge oak tree in the middle of the esta. It's an intense ruby red color. Rich and full with hints of violet, withered rose and goudron in the nose. On the palate, this wine exhibits at once both austerity and a full-bodied nature with great character.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Barolo Vigna d-La Roul is one of the darker and firmer Barolos in this line-up. Today the wine remains incredibly primary, with little aromatic complexity. Over time, subtle notes of tar, dark fruit, spices and licorice emerge, but the wine stands out for its generous, harmonious core of fruit that works as a wonderful counterpoint to the firm tannins. This is a beautiful and very complete Barolo. Like all of the estate's wines, it only needs time. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030."
94 Points

"This has a gorgeous nose of ripe fruit, with sandalwood and cedar. Full-bodied and very layered, with soft, polished tannins and a long, long finish. Hard not to drink now. Shows unctuous richness."
93 Points

"This vineyard surrounds the winery's offices in Manzoni Soprani, where the southern exposures of the hill built the wine's massive attack. It's super tannic, meaty rather than sweet, yet the tannins feel rich, as if marbled with fat. The tannins relent a bit with a day of air, allowing the wine to unfold even as they continue to cover it. Somehow, this manages to feel statuesque rather than over extracted. Don't consider opening it without another five years of bottle age; it will develop for years after that."
93 Points

"Good full red. Fresh strawberry and cherry aromas are lifted by an intriguing musky, smoky minerality. A step up in size, sweetness and texture from the Big, with the smoky minerality continuing in the mouth. Fat and sweet but also nicely perfumed, with a seriously tactile mouth feel and impressive definition. Finishes long, with ripe, toothcoating tannins. The wine from this vineyard tastes like it's from another vintage, and clearly benefitted from its southwest exposure and calcaire-rich soil."
92 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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