Zone: Le Gramolere Vineyard, Monforte d'Alba, Langhe Grape varietal: Nebbiolo Period of harvest: First- second d...Read more...
The series closes with the Bricat, which is the most powerful and potent of these three Barolos. It possesses an attractive core of sweet dark frui... Read more
Lots of ripe fruit on the nose with hints of flowers, following through to a full-bodied palate with silky tannins and a long, juicy finish. Tight.... Read more
The 2000 Barolo Bricat, fresher and more powerful on the nose but with the same characteristic sensations of tar, berries, and leather, shows a swe... Read more
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The series closes with the Bricat, which is the most powerful and potent of these three Barolos. It possesses an attractive core of sweet dark fruit and tarry, earthy, herbal, and menthol flavors that seem to strike a balance between the Santo Stefano and the Gramolere. It should drink well to 2019, drink after 2007. Giovanni Manzone's estate is located in the Castelletto zone of Monforte, which is also the source for his Barolo Le Gramolere and Le Gramolere Bricat. Although the house style incorporates elements of both traditional and modern approaches to vinification and aging, the wines aren't as flashy as those of the super-modernists. In addition, Manzone's vineyards are fairly high in altitude for the zone. These elements combine to produce highly idiosyncratic wines of much personality. The Barolos can sometimes seem a bit awkward at first but I always find myself drawn in to them, as long as I am patient.
Lots of ripe fruit on the nose with hints of flowers, following through to a full-bodied palate with silky tannins and a long, juicy finish. Tight. Serious. Best after 2008.
The 2000 Barolo Bricat, fresher and more powerful on the nose but with the same characteristic sensations of tar, berries, and leather, shows a sweet, full volume palate and a sizable impact on the close. It will drink well for another dozen years.
The 1997 Barolo La Gramolere is stylish and complex, with subdued oak and vibrant, expressive, expansive sweet cherry fruit oozing from both the aromas and flavors. The wine is structured, with a sweet mid-palate and finish. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020.
The medium ruby 2001 Barolo Bricat Le Gramolere presents a deep nose of spices, flowers, herbs, toasted oak and vanilla. It is dense and long on the palate, with plenty of dark fruit, mineral, toasted oak and menthol flavors emerging from the glass, although the tannins remain a bit rough, and an element of greenness mars the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2019.
The 1997 Barolo Le Gramolere possesses a medium ruby color with pink at the edge. An elegant, lighter-styled 1997 with spicy tobacco/herbaceous notes intermixed with cranberries, cherries, and red currants, this vibrant wine should;d be drunk over its first 10-12 years of life.
Subtle and fascinating, with complex aromas of spice, leather, cedar and berry. Full-bodied, with super, well-integrated, silky tannins that show layers. Extremely caressing and fine. Best after 2005.
Zone: Le Gramolere Vineyard, Monforte d'Alba, Langhe Grape varietal: Nebbiolo Period of harvest: First- second decade of October Vinification: Maceration with the skins for 15 days at 28-31°C Ageing: 25 Hectolitre casks where it matures for 24 months Bottling: 36 months after the harvest Conservation: Bottle lying down, protected from temperature variations and light Lifespan: 10-15 years Nose: Intense and harmonic, fruity, cherry and raspberry. Spicy and balsamic ending. Colour: Lively ruby red with a thick texture. Taste: Warm, full, supple, with excellent tannic balance, sapid. Food matches: With roasts, game, seasoned cheeses.
Dietary Information: Organic
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