Paolo Manzone Barbera d'Alba Fiorenza DOC 2013
Paolo Manzone is the sixth generation of his family involved in the wine industry. Paolo’s father and grandfather were well-known farmers and grape-growers before they started making wine in 1970. Paolo is the winemaker and vineyard manager for the 24 acres of vines the family owns in the two villages of Sinio and Serralunga d’Alba, in the heart of the legendary Piemonte region. The age of the vineyards in Sinio on average are 20-25 years, while vines in Serralunga range from 25-60 years. With the continued support of his wife and family, Paolo carries on the family tradition.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Barbera. This vine is historical in Italian wine making. No other wine changes in structure, flavour and bouquet according to area, soil and climate like a Barbera.
PRODUCTION AREA: The grapes used in producing this wine come from vineyards located in Sinio and Roddino.
VINIFICATION: The grapes, harvested by hand are removed from the stalks and softly pressed. The must is fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks. The skins are macerated for some days to lend colour and good body. The wine is racked when it is almost completely dry.
ALCOHOL DEGREE: 13% vol