Giovanni Manzone Langhe Nebbiolo II Crutin 2016
THE FORCE IS STRONG IN THIS ONE. Baby Barolo!! 2016 brilliance at half the price of Manzone’s normal Barolo and then halved again!! How do we do it??! 90 POINTS to boot!
THIS, this….GLORIOUS, singing, effortlessly bright and flavor-packed Nebbiolo is what you drink while your pricier stuff ages. In 2016, it is hard to go wrong, and besides all that, it’s MANZONE, we love Manzone!! Anyone who has purchased the world-class, high-scoring, and critically-acclaimed Barolo cuvees from Manzone will be racing to snag this at this price...if it is new to you, what a TREAT you are in for...!
Sweet, ripe, bursting red cherry juice, a dash of blue fruits, black tea, some warm baking spices, but astonishingly light on its feet while packing in the flavor and balance of its components. Terrifyingly easy to drink, this makes us want to rush out for pasta ASAP. So good!! THE PRICE! For Manzone Nebbiolo?? Incredible! While it lasts….happy Sunday!!
The Il Crutin greets you with a fruity, delicate and pleasant nose. It is a lively ruby red. On the palette it is slightly tannic with with an emphasis on red fruit and a spicy finish.
Technical DetailsCountry: Italy
Vineyard: The vineyard ELEVATION (350-500 meters, 1,100-1600 feet), the EXTREME STEEPNESS and the GREAT TERROIR foster naturally low-yielding vines which produce wines that are approachable while young, yet remain amongst the most concentrated and longest-lived of all Barolos.
Farming: We cultivate our vineyards following healthy and sustainable viticultural principles. Natural grass is left between the rows of vines, mowed and left on the ground to form humus.
Aging/Cooperage: Aged in 700 liter casks for 6 months.
Harvest Date: October
About The Producer
In 1925 Manzone Giovanni purchased “Ciabot del Preve” (the Parish Priest house) and he started the winemaking in Monforte d’Alba.
During the years the Manzone family purchased important vineyards on the historic hill of “CASTELLETTO” and “GRAMOLERE”, two of the best crus in Monforte d'Alba.
In the last years Mauro (2005) and Mirella Manzone (2012) joined their father Giovanni in the management of the winery. Mauro and Mirella are graduated from the famed Oenology School of Alba.
The entire production is focused on high- quality and limited to about 50,000 bottles per year.
Beef, game, stews, and wild poultry. Pasta with a strong tomato or truffle sauce.
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