Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza Cipressi 2019

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Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza Cipressi 2019

Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Barbera 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Michele Chiarlo

Tasting notes - An exceptional Barbera showing a wonderful clarity and elegance, with aromas of red berries, ripe cherry, wild raspberry and sweet notes of tobacco. Complex and structured on the palate with a rounded, silky texture and pleasing savoury finish. 

 

Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza Cipressi 2019

A silky Barbera showing aromas of ripe Morello cherry and
raspberry with sweet notes of wild herbs and tobacco
and a rich, savoury expression on the palate.
Producer Note
Michele Chiarlo is one of Piedmont's most prestigious winemakers, producing
outstanding wines from some of the most exceptional sites in Piedmont, including
Barolo’s world famous Cannubi and Cerequio vineyards. Founded in 1956 by Michele
Chiarlo and now run by his sons Alberto and Stefano, the Chiarlo philosophy “is to
capture the terroir” and with judicious use of oak they develop some wines for ageing
and some which can be enjoyed earlier. Their stunning collection of Barolo and
Barbera wines consistently receive 90+ points from Wine Advocate, James Suckling and
Wine Enthusiast.

Vineyard
The grapes are grown in the six hectare vineyard of Tenuta la Court in the commune of
Castelnuovo Calcea. Castelnuovo Calcea is one of the 18 designated communes
within the appellation of Nizza DOCG. Originally a subzone of the Barbera d’Asti DOCG,
Nizza became a separate DOCG in 2014. The Guyot trained vines are planted at a
density of 5,000 vines per hectare and are grown on a southeast to southwest facing
slope at an elevation of 230 to 280 metres above sea level. The soils are known as
‘Astiane Sands’ and consist of calcareous clay marl of sedimentary marine origin, with
a good presence of lime and sand and are rich in microelements, in particular
magnesium. The vines are very low yielding with excess bunches thinned at the end of
the summer in order to concentrate the flavours in the remaining grapes. A manual
harvest takes place at optimal maturity levels.
Winemaking
The grapes spent 10 to 12 days macerating on the skins in stainless steel tanks, during
which a gentle shower system dispersed the cap, in order to extract colour, flavour and
impart structure to the wine. Fermentation started at 30°C which was reduced to 27°C
followed by malolactic conversion, which rounded out the palate. The wine spent a
minimum of 12 months in large oak casks followed by at least six months refinement in
the bottle.
Tasting Note
An exceptional Barbera showing wonderful clarity and elegance, with aromas of red
berries, ripe cherry, wild raspberry and sweet notes of tobacco. Complex and
structured on the palate with a rounded, silky texture and pleasing savoury finish.
Grape
Barbera 100%

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