Introducing the exquisite 2018 Giovanni Manzone Barolo Castelletto, a captivating wine that showcases the true essence of Nebbiolo. Hailing from the renowned Barolo region in Piedmont, Italy, this red gem is a testament to the artistry and skill of the esteemed producer, Giovanni Manzone.
In the glass, this Barolo casts a deep and alluring red hue, hinting at the complexity that awaits. The nose is an olfactory symphony, with a harmonious blend of racy red berries, blue fruit, and dark earth. Delicate blue flowers dance in the background, adding a touch of elegance to the aromatic profile. A subtle tarry undertone adds depth and intrigue, drawing you further into its embrace.
On the palate, the Manzone Barolo Castelletto reveals its true character. This full-bodied wine boasts a remarkable texture, enveloping the senses with its ample presence. The dark fruit flavors take center stage, accompanied by a symphony of oak toast and spice. With a modest alcohol percentage of 14.5%, the wine showcases a perfect balance between power and finesse.
Renowned wine critic Antonio Galloni of Vinous awarded this exceptional Barolo with an impressive score of 95. He describes it as a wine that exudes vertical intensity, showcasing its character from the very beginning. The sweet red and purplish fruit flavors intertwine with hints of rose petal, dried herbs, lavender, and orange zest, gradually revealing themselves with each sip. The vibrant tannins and bright Castelletto acids round out the wine, leaving a lasting impression.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also commended this wine, awarding it a score of 92. The reviewer noted the robust expression of Nebbiolo, with ample texture, dark fruit, and a generous touch of oak toast and spice. While the wine may benefit from some additional aging to shed its fruit weight and reveal more focus and linearity, the potential for greatness is evident.
With its long and bright finish, the Giovanni Manzone Barolo Castelletto is a wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for further development. Whether you choose to savor it on its own or pair it with hearty dishes such as roasted lamb or aged cheeses, this Barolo is sure to captivate and delight. Experience the magic of Giovanni Manzone and indulge in the essence of Piedmont with this remarkable wine.