Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo 2017

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Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo 2017

Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Nebbiolo 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Michele Chiarlo

Tasting notes - A complex and full bodied wine with inviting aromas of deep fruits, rose petals, juniper berries and hint of fine spice. The palate shows a wonderful harmony already, with silky tannins and remarkable elegance and persistence. 

Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo 2017

A full, traditional and earthy Barolo, well structured and
gamey with hints of balsamic and leather through to a
dry, firm finish.
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.
Vintage
2017 saw a mild winter with less than average rainfall, which led to limited soil water
reserves. Mild spring temperatures set the growing season off early; however an
extremely unusual night frost occurred during April, which led to significant frost
damage in some areas. This has not occurred on this scale for 50 years. The summer
was dry, temperatures stabilised and the growth cycle continued. Harvest took place
earlier than usual, although the yields were down the quality of the remaining grapes
was high.
Vineyard
The vineyard sits on a southeast to south westerly orientation and the vines are trained
according to the Guyot method. The vines are thinned during the summer months to
control the health and vigour of the vine. The soils are from the Tortonian geological
area of La Mora and Barolo, which is characterised by sedimentary clay and
Sant'Agata marl interspersed with grey-blue sandstone. A significant presence of
microelements specifically magnesium and manganese enhances the soil's complexity.
The grapes are manually harvested at optimum maturity.
Winemaking
Fermentation took place in temperature controlled tanks with 17 to 18 days'
maceration on the skins. A gentle 'shower system' of submerging the cap was used
during fermentation which took place at between 27 to 32°C. Malolactic conversion
took place in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then aged for two years in oak casks,
followed by a further 12 months in bottle prior to release.
Tasting Note
A complex and full bodied Barolo with inviting aromas of deep fruits, rose petals, juniper
berries and hint of fine spice. The palate shows a wonderful harmony, with silky tannins
and remarkable elegance and persistence.
Grape
Nebbiolo 100%

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