Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo Vigna Cappella di Santo Stefano 2005

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

$129.00 $105.00
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Item No. 120214
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS96
  • RP94
  • W&S94
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

Barolo Cappella di Santo Stefano is intense ruby red. The nose is rich and persistent, extensive and elegant. There are hints of violets and marasca cherries. On the palate, it is complete, harmonic and well balanced. This wine has great character and can be enjoyed for 25-30 years.

Critical Acclaim

"Ripe strawberry and blueberry aromas, with hints of lemongrass, lead to a full-bodied palate, with big, chewy, juicy character. Powerful and very rich, with dried mushroom flavors and hints of raisin and spices."
96 Points

"The 2005 Barolo Cappella di Santo Stefano come across as incredibly pure and vibrant in a linear expression of dark cherries, plums, flowers, intense spices and minerals. Here, too, the wine reveals superb energy and focus framed by powerful tannins. The wine's commendable clarity and precision are impossible to ignore. This is a magnificent effort. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030."
94 Points

"From the Santo Stefano di Perno cru, where nebbiolo ripens on a hillside fanning out from south-southeast to southwest, this is a concentrated and powerful 2005. Its initial barrel scents completely give way to luscious red fruit and supple, meaty tannins. A blast of nebbiolo power slowly dissipates through a long finish, with savory hints of porcini and roses. A hearty wine with a formidable structure, this is suited to long development in the cellar."
94 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...

Read More About Nebbiolo

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