Chiarlo, one of the first in Piemonte to produce single vineyards, has been also a pioneer in vineyards practices. In 1984 he was one of the very first Italian wine producers in limiting vineyards yields.

Michele Chiarlo

Michele Chiarlo


Son of a small vigneron, celebrating in 2015 his 60th harvest, Michele Chiarlo is today one of the most respected producers of fine wines in Piedmont and a leading figure in its viticultural industry.

A Piedmont Pioneer

Chiarlo first vintage was 1956, shortly after graduating from the Oenology College of Alba.  In the late 1960s and early 1970s has been one of the first Italian wine producer to export Piemonte quality wines in the US and Europe.  First to introduce malolactic fermentation in Barbera;  he has always been considered a “classic” producer in Barolo with a very moderate use of oak and a with a constant research of integrity and identity.

Community Interests

He has been President and co-founder of Nizza Association, the “Premium” Barbera Association.  Actually is in the board of “Grandi Marchi Institute” the group of 19 Top wineries that are the best expression of Italy’s various wine regions.  He is also Vice President and co-founder of “Accademia del Barolo”, a prestigious group that puts together 11 Top Barolo producers.

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