2016 Corino Barolo 'Bricco Manescoto'
An attractive, supple wine that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Sweet tobacco, cedar and spice give the Manescotto its distinctive flavor profile. Good depth of fruit and longevity.
Giuliano and his family bought 1.5 hectares of Bricco Manescoto a few years ago, having had their eye on it for years. Half of the vines were over 25 years old and in very good condition which is used for the 2016 Bricco Manescoto Barolo, the young vines which were replanted when purchased, are used for the Langhe Nebbiolo as they're still too young.
The blend of limestone, clay and sandy soil help to create round, elegant tannin. The wine spends 24 months in barrique of which 35% is new and 65% is used, then is rested a further 6-12 months in bottle before being released. Giuliano is a master of tannin management and has often been referred to as a "storyteller" by several journalists as his wines are a pure expression and thumbprint of their place and vintage.