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PIEDMONT, 2018

LANGHE ROSSESE BIANCO ROSSERTO 2018 BY GIOVANNI MANZONE

Bottle and glass of Langhe Rossese Bianco Rosserto 2018 on a table next to a loaf of bread, two half lemons, garlic bulbs and a sprig of rosemary.

I’m often asked to name my “favourite” wines, which, for the most part, is impossible. It’s like choosing between your kids! But I can tell you which wines I’m most likely to choose—those most likely to surprise me, to take me someplace new. Langhe Rossese Bianco Rosserto 2018 would leap off the page on a wine list, even if I didn’t already know what a delicious and strikingly original wine it is.

Manzone is a producer quickly rising to become recognized as one of the top estates in Monforte, with their Barolos scoring near the top of the pack over the last few vintages.

Manzone is a producer quickly rising to become recognized as one of the top estates in Monforte, with their Barolos scoring near the top of the pack over the last few vintages.

This wine the family’s secret white wine. Rossese Bianco is an almost extinct white grape varietal that produces some of the most exciting and unique white wines from Piedmont. It—like so many of Italy’s hyper-local indigenous cultivars—may well have disappeared altogether had it not been for a few devoted local growers in the area around Monforte.

For those that love wines that are racy and textured, here’s a new-generation Italian white that will knock your socks off!

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

91 Points
James Suckling, October 2021

LANGHE ROSSESE BIANCO ROSSERTO 2018: CHARACTERISITICS

BODY /  STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / Fresh and crisp, floral, fruity, mineral / Oaked

SWEETNESS / Extra Dry

CELLARING / Drink now or cellar

BEST PAIRINGS / Ham, Rich Fish, Salad, Vegetables, White Meat

TASTING NOTE / “Loads of citrus-peel and floral character to this, as well as some creamy mineral character that gives a lightly honeyed edge to the fruit on the palate. Medium-bodied with good focus and a tight fruit and mineral finish… such fun to drink now.”

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