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Michele Chiarlo 2004

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Shows superb clarity and definition with lovely notes of dark raspberries black cherries earthiness menthol spices and toasted oak. This is a wine that is all about precision and granularity in its detail. The tannins build on the finish. There is lovely richness underneath that will emerge gracefully over time.

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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
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Member Reviews for Michele Chiarlo

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,596
3.00 5
01/30/2010

Not bad, not as good as the above Barbera


Snooth User: atonalprime
1577901,412
4.00 5
06/04/2009

The 2001 vintage was always a favorite, eager to find the next great vintage.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
09/12/2006

Pleasant surprise. Great QPR on this lightly sparkling, honeyed wine. Not unctuous or overly sweet, but has that great peachy-appley sweetness that makes for a great dessert all on its own. Low alcohol (7%).


Snooth User: BaLaBo
69510041
3.50 5
04/30/2013

2008 vintage well balanced tannins & acid, great mixed berry fruit & superb taste. Great with Pasta dishes


Snooth User: DennisDawg
842817
4.50 5
08/22/2008

Light but solid moscato flavors, light apricot, flame grape with a nice sparkle, very smooth, low acid. all without going over the top.


Snooth User: wilscola
3269955
5.00 5
12/14/2009

Just love it!! :-)


Snooth User: synimatik
5217615
4.00 5
07/02/2010

This was given to my wife and I as a gift. After our second son was born, this was the only bottle of wine in the house and having gone 9 months without any, she wanted a glass. Though according to snooth, we opened this a year early, it was fantastic. Great color, very smooth with a bold nose. It had a 'smoky' finish which was pleasant. I am not a coin-o-saur so this review may not help many, but for me, it was fantastic, and worth the wait.


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External Reviews for Michele Chiarlo

External Review
10/06/2009

Made in an accessible feminine style. Medium in body the wine flows from the glass with layers of sweet perfumed fruit showing notable balance and harmony. The wine closes beautifully with an inviting long finish.


External Review
10/06/2009

89RP, no further case discount


External Review
10/06/2009

This exhibits aromas of tar and dried rose with hints of strawberry. Full-bodied with good concentration of fruit velvety tannins and a long finish. Balanced and solid. Best after 2011. 550 cases made.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesLe Monache is a wine of explosive berry fruit perfume, with an elegant, fresh palate and silky, round texture. It is intended to represent a modern interpretation of the wines of Piedmont, a pleasing and elegant wine easily paired to a variety of foods at a moderate price.


External Review
10/04/2011

This exhibits aromas of tar and dried rose, with hints of strawberry. Full-bodied, with good concentration of fruit, velvety tannins and a long finish. Balanced and solid. Best after 2011. 550 cases made.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis elegantly structured wine shows pure, high toned red berry and currant flavors and aromas with nuances of violets, spice and chocolate around a restrained acidic core supported by refined tannins.


External Review
10/06/2009

92WS, 90RP, no further case discount


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Shows superb clarity and definition with lovely notes of dark raspberries black cherries earthiness menthol spices and toasted oak. This is a wine that is all about precision and granularity in its detail. The tannins build on the finish. There is lovely richness underneath that will emerge gracefully over time.

Closure: Cork


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