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Michele Chiarlo 2012

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Goldgelbe Robe. Angenehm-fülliges Bouquet nach gelben Pflaumen, etwas Limetten, Banane. Weicher Auftakt mit angenehmer Fruchtsüsse, Stachelbeeren, etwas Ananas zeigend, von eleganter Frische, füllig bis ins Finale.

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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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Snooth User: Mimi Kim
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0.00 5
09/13/2011

This wine is slightly sparkling and has a excellent floral aroma of orange blossom, spring flowers and strawberries. On the palate it is a smooth mix of violets, apricot, berries, and summer fruit. It has a crisp, clean finish that is refreshing and well rounded.


Snooth User: Seymore CAKE
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4.50 5
04/07/2011

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Michele Chiarlo

External Review
03/25/2010

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
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Michele Chiarlo was born in the Monferrato region of Piemonte where his family has grown grapes for over 5 generations. In 1956 he decided to start a small winery in Calamandrana, a small village nestling in some of Monferratos finest hillside vineyards. Armed with enthusiasm and an iron will, he worked hard to make the best wines possible. His 'Le Vigne di Chiarlo Rosso Monferrato' has won many awards worldwide and his wines are now recognised as being amongst Italys top red wines. Thanks to this recognition, the company has been awarded the much sought-after Stella star which the Italian Wine Guide bestows on wineries that have received the 3 Bicchieri ten times. Grapes : 50% Barbera, 40% Nebbiolo, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Italy / Piedmont / Monferrato DOC Maker : Stefano Chiarlo and Gianni Meleni Notes : Superb, surprisingly fruity nose of great breadth and freshness; there are evident notes of woodland fruit and sweet spices, harmoniously matched. A great impact,with optimum roundness, freshness and pleasantness, it possesses extremely well integrated, delicate tannins. Serve : At 16 - 17C Perfect for pasta dishes (with meat sauces, tomato sauces, and fish), it goes very well with cold meats (chicken and rabbit) and noble cold cuts (ham,Tyrol smoked ham, fine salami and cold pork) ABV : 13% Suitable for Vegetarians


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

The wine shows citrus and mineral aromas and flavors on a palate of medium body and bright acidity before a lengthy finish. - Winery


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

Michele Chiarlo sources grapes from strictly selected Barbera vineyards with excellent exposure to produce a superb, balanced wine. The choice vineyards are in the southern area of Asti province, especially the hills around Nizza Monferrato. Temperature controlled maceration and fermentation on the skins for 10 days in stainless steel tanks yields the dark, rich color that is typical of great Barberas. The wine is aged in large French oak casks for eight months before release. Wine Spectator said “Rich, this displays black cherry, raspberry and tobacco flavors, with firm tannins underneath. Powerful and heady, with moderate length. Drink now through 2018.”



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