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Michele Chiarlo 2000

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A brilliant ruby-red wine with an intense yet airy, vinous bouquet and a medium-bodied, bone-dry robustness that is exceptionally pleasant on the palate. The best vintages, with age, tend to garnet in color, and show a velvety, harmonious quality of considerable elegance. Wine maker notes Michele Chiarlo selects his Barbera d’Asti from the best of these vineyards planted in older vines and harvested at peak maturity. Vinified at the Chiarlo cellars in Calamandrana, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is then aged a least one year in oak.

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Michele Chiarlo:
Our Philosophy is to produce wines whose characteristics faithfully represent that variety of provenance, as well as their terroir, but in which the hints of wood are never underscored; that they be rich, highly elegant and never nauseous wines. The wine brings with it a precious baggage of qualitative features, which derive from the grape variety and the terroir of provenance: we are fu... Read more
Our Philosophy is to produce wines whose characteristics faithfully represent that variety of provenance, as well as their terroir, but in which the hints of wood are never underscored; that they be rich, highly elegant and never nauseous wines. The wine brings with it a precious baggage of qualitative features, which derive from the grape variety and the terroir of provenance: we are fully committed to ensuring that all said characteristics remain integral and do not diminish or undergo modifications, thus we limit our actions to those strictly necessary, using delicate procedures, aware that every clarification, filtration or other intervention subtracts a part of the wine's qualitative characteristics. Pressing is carried out by means of soft presses so as not to tear the skins; fermentation comes about exclusively at controlled temperatures programmed for each wine, so as to preserve the precious perfumes and original flavours; the extraction of the anthocyans and polyphenols from black grapes is done by means of a very delicate system involving automatic rotary sprinklers that shower must onto the skins. As for our white wines, among the most innovative actions, we would mention the one adopted for Gavi: cold maceratyion of a part of the cortese grapes before pressing, so as to favour a more marked and delicate extraction of their perfumes. As regards red wines, of great importance for us is the choice of wood, capacity and age of the barrels used, all of which in French oak. We use oak tuns for the fermentation of our highly prized reds and barrels of different sizes for their refinement. For instance: 225-litre barrels for Montemareto and in part for La Court Barbera d'Asti (of which 50% is instead refined in fermentation tuns); 700-litre barrels for the Barolo and Barbaresco crus; 5000-litre barrels for Barbera d'Asti Cipressi della Court, Le Orme, classic Barolo and Barbaresco. All our top-rank reds (Barolo, Barbaresco and relative crus, Barbera d'Asti La Court , Montemareto) are bottled without having previously undergone filtration, so as to maintain integral both their original wealth of bouquet and taste. The “long-life” reds undergo lengthy and adequate refinement in the bottle, away from the light, at a constant temperature of 14- 16°C so as to enable them slowly to develop heady fragrances and to deliciously harmonise their flavours. It is precisely in this stage that the greatness of a wine comes to the fore: thus we delay putting our crus of red wines on sale until after the deadline foreseen by the individual Production Regulations, so that they may arrive on the wine-lover's table ready to be appreciated to the utmost. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Michele Chiarlo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
06/11/2013

Very pretty on the nose, with aromas of soft cherry, fresh herbs, shoe polish and braised fennel accented with hints of roses and iron. Silky on entry, this shows fine balance with a nice transparent core of wild cherry fruit accented with hints of leather and medicinal herbs. Rather light on its feet, this tapers off on a soft finish rich soil tones, if a touch short but rather elegant. Some harder tannins do appear on the finish, but they are well buffered on the palate, boding well for several years of positive development. Very finely textured. 87 points


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Snooth User: dista23
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2.50 5
10/10/2008

Simple wine. Good buy for the $. Would drink again.


External Reviews for Michele Chiarlo

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/05/2011

Chiarlo's major Barbera property is half of a very large estate which he divided with Piero Antinori. It is in an exceptional spot in Agliano d'Asti, something which is easily perceptible in the 2000 Barbera d'Asti La Court. Deep ruby and with very r... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Barbera wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2000 Michele Chiarlo Barbera dAsti la Court 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2011

Very earthy aromas with exotic fruit and leather. Hints of porcini. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Beautiful tannins. Best after 2006. 330 cases made. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2000 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Brunate 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Chiarlo s major Barbera property is half of a very large estate which he divided with Piero Antinori. It is in an exceptional spot in Agliano d Asti something which is easily perceptible in the 2000 Barbera d Asti La Court. Deep ruby and with very ripe plum and berry fruit and an important spiciness from the oak it is lush sweet very smooth and caressing on the palate but deep and with an important volume and length as well. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2010. -DT Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2011

A Barbera wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2000 Michele Chiarlo Barbera dAsti la Court 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2011

The 2000 Barolo Cerequio is expansive and defined in its notes of licorice, roses, and mint, pleasurable in its roundness and sweetness, but less ample and textured than the better previous vintages of the wine. Drink: 2005-2014. Perhaps I am being a... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2000 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio 750ml



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A brilliant ruby-red wine with an intense yet airy, vinous bouquet and a medium-bodied, bone-dry robustness that is exceptionally pleasant on the palate. The best vintages, with age, tend to garnet in color, and show a velvety, harmonious quality of considerable elegance. Wine maker notes Michele Chiarlo selects his Barbera d’Asti from the best of these vineyards planted in older vines and harvested at peak maturity. Vinified at the Chiarlo cellars in Calamandrana, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is then aged a least one year in oak.

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