Michele Chiarlo Barolo DOCG Cerequio Riserva (750ml)
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Since 1956, the Piedmonte winemaker Michele Chiarlo has made superior Barberas and high quality Barolos that today are consistently among the most renowned expressions of these wines. Over the years, Michele Chiarlo has realized a success and recognition brought by constant pursuit of quality.The winery is 100% family owned and operated, showcasing only local, single varietal expressions of terroir- no international grapes and no blends. The family specializes in 4 grapes that are considered to be the greatest native varietals of Piedmont: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cortese and Moscato.
Ruby with a brilliant garnet hue. Notes of mature red fruit, mint, eucalyptus, gentian and fine spices. The palate concentrated with red fruit, violet and anise. Medium plus acidity and finely knit refined tannins make for an elegant, harmonious and memorable wine. Enjoy this with a traditional pairing of egg with white d’Alba truffle, pan-fried lamb, veal braised in Barolo or a strong scented cheese (Castelmagno if you can source it!).
Michele Chiarlo produces a Barolo from the Cerequio cru only in the best vintages and in very limited quantities. The cru of Cerequio is located within the municipality of La Morra, in the Barolo DOCG appellation. It is a 2,5 Ha vineyard with soils of calcareous marl clay of sedimentary marine origin from the Tortonian period (9 million years ago). Characterised by a basic pH, poor in organic matter, but rich in microelements such as magnesium and manganese. The vineyard is exposed south, south-west and sits at an elevation of 320 m above sea level. The grapes are hand harvested and age for a minimum of 18 months in oak and five years total before release.