Marinacci Barbaresco Riserva 2015

52.000 JD Sale Save
Marinacci Barbaresco Riserva 2015

Marinacci Barbaresco Riserva 2015

52.000 JD Sale Save
Size 75cl

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Manuel’s a young wine producer whose biggest claim to fame to date is as a class-mate of Giuseppe Mascarello at Alba’s viticultural school Umberto 1, which he left in the mid 1990s. Upon graduation Manuel worked abroad and locally for both large and small cantine/wineries before taking on the lease of the San Rocco Seno d’Elvio vineyard in 2002. Vintage 2004 was his first release. Manuel makes three wines: Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba and Barbaresco. Refreshingly Manuel immediately adopted the traditional approach to winemaking; Giuseppe’s influence perhaps rubbing off on him.

Refreshingly Manuel uses the traditional approach to winemaking! He himself vinifies the Nebbiolo for Barbaresco cement without temperature control .The Barbaresco is then aged in large slavonian botte for two years. Importantly he only vinifies the grapes that are going into the bottle with his name on it (rather than making wine out of all the crop and selling off any surplus as bulk wine); the rest is sold as fruit. The style of Manuel's wines are grounded in tradition yet clean, sophisticated and eminently drinkable.

Tasting Notes

The wine is gorgeously colored, with pale red rose. The nose beguiles with flowing, haunting, ethereal, it’s pure rose petal, so cleansing, so pretty, so much at ease in its own skin. Rosewater essence. Pinch yourself, this is divine!

Food Pairing

This is a meditation wine, but if you must a braised meat or risotto with porcini mushrooms.

Country: Piedmont - Italy

Nebbiolo

Italy, Piedmont