Michele Chiarlo 16 Mesi Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2019

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Michele Chiarlo 16 Mesi Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2019

Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Barbera 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Michele Chiarlo

Tasting notes - An elegant and intense Barbera, bursting with notes of ripe cherry and redcurrant, layered with a touch of spice. Harmonious, rounded and beautifully balanced through to a lovely savoury finish. 

 

Michele Chiarlo 16 Mesi Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2019

A fresh Barbera with flavours of red cherry and
cinnamon and cedar hints.


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
Michele Chiarlo leads the way in the production of Barbera d'Asti and over the past
50 years they have devoted time, research and investment into the vineyards and
cellar, resulting in this highly regarded wine. This Barbera d'Asti is named after the
Orme su La Court, Michele Chiarlo's artistic park. The grapes are cultivated here and
also in Montemareto and Costa della Monarche in the Asti area. The vineyard soils
are known as ‘Astiane Sands’ and consist of calcareous clay marl of sedimentary
marine origin, with a good presence of lime and sand; they are rich in
microelements, in particular magnesium. These soils produce ample, intense and
elegant wines of good structure, yet they are also fresh and velvety with a long, silky
finish.


Winemaking
The fruit was picked when it was fully ripe and each vineyard block was fermented
separately. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, lasting for 10 days with
maceration on the skins. A gentle shower system of submerging the cap was used to
extract flavour, colour and structure. After malolactic fermentation the wine was
racked and aged in a combination of stainless steel and oak. The oak ageing lasted
for three months, imparting a subtle complexity, but the final blend overall retains its
freshness and the varietal Barbera characteristics. The wine then spent further time in
bottle, with the maturation period totalling 16 months, hence the name 16 Mesi.


Tasting Note
An elegant and intense Barbera, bursting with notes of ripe cherry and redcurrant,
layered with a touch of spice. Harmonious, rounded and beautifully balanced
through to a lovely savoury finish.


Grape

Barbera 100%

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