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Michele Chiarlo 2007

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Wine Tasting Notes Pure, ripe plum and strawberry fruit flavors underscored by a crisp acidic note and a hint of earth mark this charming, succulent wine, set in a supple texture supported by sweet, soft tannins.

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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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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Member Reviews for Michele Chiarlo

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Snooth User: atonalprime
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3.50 5
10/31/2010

Very well balanced, fruit forward and rich.


Snooth User: Jerel1957
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0.00 5
05/04/2013

D/H 2012-2022- The 2007 Barolo Tortoniano is quite bold and powerful in this vintage. It reveals surprising muscle to match its dark red fruit, flowers and spices. As always, the Tortoniano shows the more perfumed, feminine side of Barolo, but the 2007 has an extra level of richness and body. This is a gorgeous, overachieving wine in its category. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. Score: 92. —Antonio Galloni, October 2011.


Snooth User: tulaw
94189266
3.00 5
03/29/2011

This is as good an example of Barbera d'Asti that you will find in this price range in America. I bought this one at BevMo! for about 14 bucks, and though it is not as dry as I prefer my barbera wines, it is fruity, medium in the finish and slightly acidic. It is a very balanced wine that works well with nearly any meal. This is a good wine in this price range and it will not disappoint if you are a fan of barbera wines.


Snooth User: lablili
2690449
4.00 5
10/02/2009

This wine is right up there w/ Mondav's D'Oro. Very similar and more available at restraunts.


Snooth User: stephsteph
2627588
5.00 5
09/23/2009

I had this at Zio's it is similar to the OG Moscato. Really tasty


Snooth User: archtop67
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4.00 5
03/06/2010

Fruity, strawberry, round, hint of cherry sweetness


External Reviews for Michele Chiarlo

External Review
10/06/2009

Winery Notes- Exuberant aromas of tropical fruit and honeysuckle blossoms mark this fresh lightly sparkling wine and carry into a palate of ripe melon and mango flavors finishing on a delicate sweet note underscored by bright acidity.


External Review
12/15/2009

A simple, quaffing red wine that you don't have to think about. Plum and blackberry fruit, a hint of spice and tangy acids make this a good match for lively tomato-based dishes.


External Review
05/23/2011

Minerally, with hints of berry and aromatic bark. Medium-bodied, with a tangy fruit palate and fresh finish. Bargain Barbera for everyone. Drink now.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesExuberant aromas of tropical fruit and honeysuckle blossoms mark this fresh, lightly sparkling wine and carry into a palate of ripe melon and mango flavors finishing on a delicate sweet note underscored by bright acidity.


External Review
05/23/2011

The estate's 2007 Barbera d'Asti Superiore Le Orme is a mid-weight offering with good definition and focus in its perfumed red berries. This refined, subtle wine offers good balance in an approachable, feminine style. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
08/02/2011

A highly extracted, intense Barbera, this wine brims with ripe, jammy flavors of black plum and wild cherry and aromas of violets, spice and new oak wrapped in a velvety texture underscored by firm tannins.


External Review
05/23/2011

Plum skin and cherry aromas follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with good fruit and a citrus and strawberry aftertaste. Drink now.


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Wine Tasting Notes Pure, ripe plum and strawberry fruit flavors underscored by a crisp acidic note and a hint of earth mark this charming, succulent wine, set in a supple texture supported by sweet, soft tannins.

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