Monforte d’Alba, Piemonte, Italy
Azienda Agricola Manzone & Co. was founded in 1843 by Francesco Manzone near Monforte d’Alba. More than 150 years later, the estate is still run by the fourth generation of the family, Elio and Giuseppe Manzone.
This is the area where the world renown Barolo wine was born; the story of a wine produced for the first time in the town of Barolo, in the heart of the Langhe area protected by gentle and beautiful hills. No one at that time could have imagined that the Barolo wine was destined, one day, to be the King of Wines.
The entire Barolo production focuses on high-quality wine and a few thousands bottles per year. The vineyards elevation (350-500 metres / 1100-1600 feet), the steepness of the hills and the great terroir foster naturally low-yielding vines, which produce wines that are pleasant when young and yet remain amongst the most concentrated and longest-lived.