Paolo Manzone is one of the leading producers of Barolo. Prior to purchasing and renovating his property in Serralunga, Paolo Manzone spent many years as a highly respected wine consultant. The focus now is on the underrated cru Meriame where the family of Paolo's wife Luisella have had vineyards for generations but had previously sold the fruit until Paolo decided to release wines under the family name. Today, this collaboration has raised the profile of the Meriame cru, and Paolo's wines have won widespread recognition. His wines are traditional in style; structured and complex.
The grapes come from a 25 year old sector of the Meriame vineyard in the village of Serralunga d'Alba.
The wine is aged for 28 months, 70% in large tradtional Slavonian oak barrels of 1500 litres and for 30% in smaller 350 litre French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Perfumed notes of roses, maraschino cherry, damson and a touch of blackberry with gamey notes emergin with air. Ripe, fine tannins and poised, balanced acidity. Classically constructed yet approachable.
Food Match: Ideal with lamb in red wine or truffle pasta