Michele Chiarlo 2011

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"Medium-bodied, showing rich cherry, blackcurrant and black pepper flavors." - Wine Spectator

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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

External Reviews for Michele Chiarlo

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
09/27/2013

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.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

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
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

This classic expression of the Cortese grape is delicate and refined, with lean, subtle pear and white fruit flavors and a fragrance of acacia blossoms offset by notes of almonds. - Winery ** Only 4 in Stock **


External Review
10/11/2012

Colour: pale straw-yellow with splendid greenish reflections. Aroma: intense, delicate and persistent with hints of linden blossoms and the crust of freshly baked bread. Taste: ample, fruity and fragrant


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/03/2013

This classic expression of the Cortese grape is delicate and refined, with lean, subtle pear and white fruit flavors and a fragrance of acacia blossoms offset by notes of almonds. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
01/03/2013

A Moscato Bianco wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2011 Chiarlo, Michele Moscato dAsti Nivole 375ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/25/2014

The 2011 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Orme displays a more pungent and slightly spicier aromatic quality. This would be a terrific wine to drink with gnocchi and melted gorgonzola cheese because the fresh acidity can slice straight through the fattiness of the dish. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2015.


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"Medium-bodied, showing rich cherry, blackcurrant and black pepper flavors." - Wine Spectator

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