Cerequio Barolo DOCG 2013

Michele Chiarlo

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Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Italy / Piedmont / Barolo
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

The Cerequio vineyard’s soil composition and especially mild climate are qualities that make it one of the most prestigious crus of the Langhe. Rigorously selected grapes for this auspicious bottling come from an area called the “balcony of the Langhe,” situated at 1,200 feet in elevation within the La Morra commune. With tortonian calcareous Sant’Agata marl, the soils have a bluish color due to the high content of magnesium and manganese. In the cellar, high-temperature fermentation on the skins is followed by aging in 700-liter oak tonneaux and then in bottle before release.

92 Points

The Wine Odyssey

2013 vintage
94 Points

Wine Advocate

2013 vintage
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harvest note

2013 will be remembered as the most delayed in the last 20 years. Winter was cold but average, with frequent snowfall and rain, that lasted from November to April. Beautiful and warm days arrived in June favoring a perfect summer growing season. In August, the beautiful weather continued with excellent day / night temperature variation. These conditions allowed for constant maturity with excellent development of aromas. At the turn of August and September there were three days of precipitation, followed by a month of good weather in October and finishing out the season with several days of rain. Because of the rains, the harvest took place very late, comparable to historic vintages of the 70s and 80s. Happily, all the grapes arrived at the winery in perfect maturity and health conditions. The red wines produced extraordinary results: wines rich, with very distinct scents and with great freshness.

tasting note

A deep garnet with brilliant highlights, the wine shows ample black currant, apricot, cherry, mint and spice on the nose. The aromas are confirmed on the palate in a rich, full body with healthy tannins and a lingering finish.

food pairing

Match this wine with beef, buffalo, boar and venison dishes, rich stews and aged Parmesan.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
APPELLATION: Barolo DOCG
PH: 3.60
ACIDITY: 6.05 g/l
ABV: 14.05%
AGING: Aged for 2 years in average-sized oak casks before refinement in the bottle

points of distinction

  • A stellar example of single vineyard Barolo
  • Matured two years in oak barrels and one year in bottle before release
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“My aim has always been but one: quality.”

– Michele Chiarlo, Winemaker

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