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Manzone 2011 Fraschin (Barolo)
Appellation: Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Importer: Marathon Selections
Date Published: 2/1/2016
Aromas of baked plum are joined by earthy whiffs of truffle, leather, game and cured meat. The aromas carry over to the ripe, dense palate along with fleshy black cherry, anise, mocha and mint. Velvety tannins provide the framework while a confectionary note backs up the finish. Drink 2017-2022.
By Giovanni Manzone
Grape: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard: Monforte d'Alba
Producer: Flli Manzone Winery
Soil Characteristics: Marbley, clay-like chalk, of a bluish-grey colour.
Hand-picked in October when the grapes are very ripe. No artificial irrigation. Starts with a soft pressing of the grapes to preserve its characteristics, the lengthy maceration process lasts for 20 days in order to extract the elements necessary for long aging; the temperature is carefully controlled. Maturation is carried out in large Slavonian oak barrels for 30/36 months. During the August of the third year following harvest, the wine is placed in bottles which are laid down and is refined for at least 6 months. The wine is ready for the market in the February of the fourth year following harvest.
Colour: Pomegranate red, full and flawless, in time acquires delicate orange reflections.
Bouquet: Fruity and spicy, with hints of raspberry and strawberry jam, slight hints of vanilla, cocoa and cinnamon.
Flavour: Dry, warm, harmonious wine of great structure and aromatic persistence (elegant).
Serving Suggestions: Rich first courses, stewed or braised red meats, very mature cheeses.
Serving Temperature: 18' C
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