This elegantly structured wine shows pure, high toned red berry and currant flavors and aromas with nuances of violets, spice and chocolate around a restrained acidic core supported by refined tannins.
Wine Maker Notes
Michele Chiarlo Barbaresco is produced from grapes harvested, on average, ten to fifteen days later than normal, which yield extremely rich musts high in sugar and low in acidity. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out under strictly controlled temperatures and followed by malolactic fermentation in the spring. The wines are thereafter aged partly in French Allier and partly in Slavonian oak for the period corresponding to their intended ranking. Very similar in character to Barolo, but more delicate and accessible in its youth, Michele Chiarlo's Barbaresco is a powerful, robust wine of great longevity
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Nebbiolo MAXIMUM YIELD: 80 quintals per hectare, corresponding to 52 hl/ha (approximately 230 cases/acre) MINIMUM ALCOHOL: 12.5% TOTAL ACIDITY: 5% - 6%