Paolo Manzone Barolo Serralunga 2011
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% Nebbiolo.
PRODUCTION AREA: This is a traditional cru area of Barolo, situated in the south facing slope of a hill in the village of Serralunga d'Alba.
VINIFICATION: After picking off the stalks, the free run juices are stocked in vertical stainless steel vats. The fermentation takes place at controlled temperature of 27/30 C. The maceration process is quite long 12 days average. The wine was settled in November in the tanks, before being poured of and aged in french tonneaax. No wine more than Barolo gets better with time.
ALCOHOL DEGREE: 13,5% vol