Michele Chiarlo 2008

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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
02/17/2010

Notes of citrus, grapefruit, green apple, fairly lean and crisp, would be refreshing for a summer picnic


Snooth User: wdulaney7679
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4.50 5
02/19/2012

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Michele Chiarlo

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/24/2011

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.


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Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

Michele Chiarlo Moscato d'Asti Nivole 2008 375ML


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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/30/2011

An enticing red, bursting with juicy blackberry, black currant and spice flavors, accented by violet and mineral, with a vibrant structure that provides focus and persistence. Drink now through 2012. - According to the Wine Spectator


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

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 underscor


External Review
09/27/2011

Good things come in little packages and this half bottle Moscato d'Asti is hugely satisfying. It boasted the most crystalline luminosity of all the wines I tasted and among the thickest, foamiest froths. I also loved the nose with limestone and peach notes backed by characteristic muskiness.


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Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

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. - Winery


External Review
09/27/2011

This floral, nutty moscato delivers sweet, banana-scented fruit. Chill it for biscotti.


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