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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Manzone Barolo Le Gramolere 2001
Manzone Barolo Le Gramolere 2001
(search item no. 120403)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $68.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Lively ruby red with a full texture. The wine is warm, full, and supple, with excellent tannic balance.

Pairs well with roasts, game, and seasoned cheeses.

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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.