Fullsome, velvety and offering solid substance to support the tangy fruit. Corpulent but zesty and energetic too. Juicy blood orange notes encircle a darker earthier fruit core. Glorious vitality. From Vittore’s mother side of the family, this is a vineyard that came from the Manzone estate in Monforte in 2001. The vines are 55 year sold. Higher than Verduno, at 400 metres above sea level and with browner/ red soils this yields completely different wines.
An historic Verduno estate that dates back as far as the 8th century. A true family affair Vittore Alessandria, his mother Flavia, father Gian Battista & uncle Ale have been working hard in recent years to give more precision to their charming wines: more leaves, fewer treatments in the vineyards, along with the investment into a battery of Swiss coopered Slavonian oak botti have all helped to give increased focus to the wines. Made in a traditional and non-interventionist way, the wines are fermented gently and slowly before elevage in large oak cask for three years. These are some of the aromatic, elegant and charming Barolos you’ll find.