Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo

Italy, Piedmont
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  • 14%ABV

Coming from a Piedmontese estate that’s consistently known for its renowned expressions of Nebbiolo, this Barolo is a heavyweight contender from a vintage of rare excellence. Classic (and pretty) aromas of rose petals and juniper berries lead to a complex palate full of crushed cherry, ripe raspberry, new leather and shaved truffle. Let this open up and pair it with things like fettuccine with porcini mushrooms or braised red meats. Ding-ding — this one's a winner.

Since 1956, the Piedmont winemaker Michele Chiarlo has foreshadowed the continuing quest for quality on the part of so many of Italy's conscientious producers. From the beginning, the Chiarlo family winery has made superior Barberas and high quality Barolos that today are consistently among the most renowned expressions of these wines. Now, additional varieties help carry the firm’s reputation for purity of fruit and terroir.

Soil Type: Calcareous Marl Clay Southeast and Southwest vineyard exposure Hand harvested grapes. Green harvest before picking. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. 17 /18 days of maceration with the skins, with a soft “shower” system of wetting the cap at a temperature between 32°C and 27°C. Malolactic fermentation in steel. Aging: Minimum of 3 years, aged for 24 months in average-sized oak casks before refinement in the bottle