Aggressively aromatic, recalling decadent amounts of cherry, rose, tar and tobacco.
Classic pale color with rub-orange tinge along the edge.
Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo Vigna d´la Roul is revved up and eager — tannins are pleasent at this time, but will mellow with ample aging. A lovely bitter edge to the finish.
Sourced from the Bricco San Pietro cru of Barolo — specifically a parcel called Vigna d’la Roul — in the municipality of Monforte d’Alba, where the clay-limestone soil contributes to increased structure in the wines. This is a massive Barolo that needs a lot more time in bottle to fully come around. Selection of grapes, fermentation at controlled temperature for about 21 days in contact with the skins. The wine is aged in wood and then in cement. After bottling, further refining in bottle prior to market release.
If you want to bust into it now, decant for at least six hours before serving and pair it with something sturdy, such as lamb chops or braised beef. Or age for another six to 20 years.