This wine has powerful aromas of red fruits, black cherries, blackberries, and tobacco. The color is deep ruby red, and the palate is refined and persistent.
Giovanni Manzone is a winery located in Monfort d'Alba, Piedmont, at an altitude of 450 meters, and 1500 feet. Monforte d'Alba is the wine region that produces the famous Barolo. Manzon owns 15 kilometers of land in Alba and 5 kilometers in Barolo. It is a small winery with 8 hectares of vineyards. The entire winery produces only high-quality wines, limited to around 50,000 bottles per year, using only estate-grown grapes. The vineyard's elevation (350-500m) is steep, and the terroir is fast, naturally planted with low-density vines. In 1965, the owners Giovanni and Stefano Manzone made their first wine and, in the same year, purchased their most important estate on the Gramolere hill in Monforted d'Alba.In 2005, after graduating from a prestigious winemaking school, Mauro Manzone started the winery with his father Giovanni, continuing his father's family tradition. Their production process is all manual production, no machines are used, and the principle of maintaining the natural environment is the principle of never using pesticides and fertilizers. Focusing on high-quality winemaking, only around 50,000 bottles are produced each year. The winery mainly produces world-renowned Barolo, Barbera, and Dolceto. The wines they have are also highly rated by world wine critics.
In northern Italy, although the best vineyards in the region are planted with Nebbiolo grapes, Barbera does not seem to have a high status, but Barbera wine is the "people's wine" in people's hearts. Barbera wines are suitable for early drinking, affordable, with pronounced strawberry and sour cherry flavors, sweet and juicy, and very easy to drink. Food and wine pairingBarbera's acidity can suppress the dish's oiliness, and it is suitable for pairing with red meat, mushrooms, and high-tannin foods (such as root vegetables), which can complement the food.
Piedmont is in northwestern Italy, while Burgundy is in France. As early as Roman times, Piedmont has been known worldwide for its high-quality wines. Now, the region has 16 D.O.C.G. (guaranteed regional wines) and 44 D.O.C. (designated regional wines), far ahead of other Italian areas. Piedmont is located in the hills of the Alps. The vineyards of the producing area are almost all on the hillsides, the land is well structured, and the soil is fertile. It has a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. The temperature difference between day and night during the grape ripening period is significant. The grape skin can gather more flavor substances, and the brewed wine has a more robust and lasting aroma.