Az. Ag. Fratelli Manzone

Piemonte, Italy

 
 

Sustainable


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Azienda Agricola Manzone Fratelli was founded in 1843 by Francesco Manzone near Monforte d'Alba. Today, more than 150 years later, the estate is run by the fourth generation of the family, Elio and Giuseppe Manzone, who were born respectively in 1946 and 1942. Elio has two sons Marco and Alberto , who work side by side to manage the vineyards and winery.

The age of the vines averages about 30 years. The composition of the soil, in Vigna San Pietro where their Barolo vines are all situated, is characterized by clay, tuff, sand, and silt left by the withdrawal of the Sea Padano about 16 million years ago. The alternation of these layers gives the wines complexity, finesse, structure and elegance, and it is the expression of these that the Manzone brothers seek in their vinification—traditional, with indigenous yeasts, gentle extraction, and aging in older, large Slavonian foudres. Beautifully aromatic, classic Barolos from one of the greatest terroirs of the region.

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Barbera d'Alba Barbera Avg. 30 years Clay, Limestone Sustainable
Langhe Nebbiolo Nebbiolo Avg. 30 years Calcareous, Clay Sustainable
Bricco San Pietro 'Fraschin' Barolo Nebbiolo Avg. 30 years Calcareous, Clay Sustainable