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A viticultural staff headed by Stefano Chiarlo handles all vineyard work on 148 acres of estate vineyards, including the renowned vineyards of La Court, Cerequio and Cannubi.
Terroir & Vineyards
The Chiarlo family owns 148 acres and oversees the viticulture of another 50 in the three classic growing areas of Piedmont: Langhe, Monferrato and Gavi. The overall climate in Piedmont yields hot summers and a foggy harvest season followed by cold, foggy winters—but there are many mesoclimates and soil variations in these hills. The Langhe’s clay marl soils produce Barolo and Barbaresco, while Monferrato’s borders are almost identical to those of Barbera d’Asti. The combination Alpine and maritime climate ripens grapes of great aroma and structure.
The Chiarlo Vineyards
A viticultural staff headed by Stefano Chiarlo handles all vineyard work with an eye toward maintaining the expression of place in fruit of the highest possible quality. In particular, for pest control, products are used that do not impact the environment, and they do not use anti-mold sprays.
La Court is a single Barbera d’Asti vineyard of 15 acres purchased in 1995 as part of the estate of Azienda Agricola Aluffi in Castelnuovo Calcea, considered to the most beautiful and prestigious property in the heart of the classic Barbera d'Asti zone. Planted in 1973, the vineyard has soils of calcareous marl poor in organic content but rich in magnesium, and a south-southwest exposure at 240 meters elevation.
Michele Chiarlo owns the Antico Podere Averame in the Cerequio cru of Barolo, a 7 acres vineyard planted in 1972. Soils are calcareous Sant’Agata marl with poor organic content but rich in microelements such as magnesium and manganese. South-southwest exposure promotes ripening and the vineyard elevation is 320 meters.
A single Barolo vineyard of 3 acres in the cru of Cannubi was planted in 1988 after Michele Chiarlo purchased the land and terraced it—it had never before been planted to vines due to its steepness. It has gray calcareous marl soil with 30% sand, and is rich in microelements such as copper. It faces south-southwest at 240 meters in elevation.