Giovanni Manzone

Giovanni Manzone

Castelletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Deep woods, dirt, blood, on the nose . Lots of blue/red fruits. A bit tight, I PnP, gave it a good 45 mins out. I get some wood… now that could be my weird post covid mouth….or not.
A ‘16 from Castelletto, lush and forward, but I sense lots of aging potential. I have 1 more. No rough edges, a bit of acidity on the back which is nice and lifting.
Tannins nicely integrated and fine. Manzone’s site only indicates neutral casks, not what wood specifically.
Thanks@ First Bottle Wines
— a month ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Manzoni typically is known for more wood than the norm there

Giovanni Viberti

La Gemella Barbera d'Alba 2020

Nice with veal parmigiana. — 3 months ago

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Giovanni Almondo

Bricco delle Ciliegie Roero Arneis 2022

Overtly pleasant; did not fade into the background at lunch w tartufo bianco. Wanted more, but playing the long game on this day. — 3 days ago

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Giovanni Rosso

Serralunga d'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo 2018

Enjoyed this wine with a wonderful dinner of eggplant stuffed ravioli and fillet mignon in Noci, Italy. Garnett color with cocoa, raspberry and plum on the nose and palate and hints of black pepper on the finish. Elegant and lovely. — 12 days ago

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Giovanni Rocca

Giaculin Nebbiolo d'Alba 2017

Notes of musky forest — a month ago

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Pasini Azienda Agricola San Giovanni

Il Chiaretto Il Vino de Uva Notte Valtenesi Chiaretto Rosé Blend 2022

Solid quaffing but not much length or complexity. Mostly savory and fresh. — 4 months ago

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Giovanni Rosso

Donna Margherita Barbera d'Alba 2019

Medium Ruby color with aromas of ripe berry fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of ripe cherry and raspberry, lively spice, herbs, nice balance with savory fine tannins on a medium finish ending with mineral character. Easy drinking. — 20 days ago

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Giovanni Montisci

Barrosu Cannonau di Sardegna 2020

Mary H

Antica Terra Collective Tasting. An herbaceous grenache?? Is it possible? A plume of rosemary and thyme aroma in the face that doesn’t back off. Strawberry fruit plays in the background. — a month ago

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Giovanni Rosso

Cerretta Barolo Nebbiolo 2000

Opened and decanted for a couple of hours prior to service after which, it was enjoyed over a few hours. No formal notes. This bottle of 2000 Giovanni Rosso Barolo “Cerretta” currently pours a deep garnet color with a mostly transparent core. There is some sediment present but we were able to decant most of it off. This is a vinous wine displaying dried red fruits, leather, tar, mushrooms and spices. The structure is still firm but the tannins are fairly integrated at this point. The attack is perceptively sweet and the finish is long and satisfying; perhaps a touch hot. This is drinking well right now and well stored examples should hold through 2030. — 2 months ago

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