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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Manzone Barolo Le Gramolere 2000
Manzone Barolo Le Gramolere 2000
(search item no. 79714)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

One of the best deals you'll ever find on a fabulous 2000 Barolo - one of the most exceptional vintages ever in Piedmont.

"Loads of spices, cinnamon and cloves on the nose follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Beauty. Balanced. Manzone always makes harmonious wine. Best after 2009."
-Wine Spectator

My Notes:

About Manzone, Giovanni:

Gianpaolo Manzone is the sixth generation of his family involved in the wine industry in the heart of the legendary Piedmont region. Before Gianpaolo's father Armando started making Barbara d'Alba, Nebbiola d'Alba and Dolcetto d'Alba in 1970 in the village of Sinio, the family were well-known farmers and grape-growers.

In 1999, Gianpaolo bought vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba and began production of a Barolo Meriame and Barolo Serralunga. The age of the vineyards in Sinio have an average age of 20 to 25 years, while vines from the Serralunga property range from 25 to 60 years old (the grapes from the oldest vines go into the winery's flagship Barolo DOCG, which are situated in the best part of the famed Meriame area). Gianpolo is the winemaker and vineyard manage for the 10 hectares of vines the family owns in the two towns.