Tortoniano Barolo DOCG 2013

Michele Chiarlo

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

Tortoniano is named for the tortonian-era soils in which the vines are planted, which contain a high percentage of magnesium and manganese. Grape clusters are thinned and harvested up to 15 days later than usual so that the fruit attains higher concentration. Temperatures are strictly controlled during vinification and the wine is aged for two years in large oak casks and one year in bottle before release.

93 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2013 vintage
91 Points

Wine Spectator

2013 vintage
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harvest note

The beginning of 2013 saw a cold but average winter, with frequent snowfalls and rain which lasted from November to April. In Spring the temperature fell somewhat, resulting in a delay in the vegetative state. Beautiful and warm days arrived in June, giving rise to a perfect bud-setting. The onset of ripening began towards the 7th -10th August, where the weather was beautiful, with an excellent day/night temperature range and conditions that allowed for a constant ripening with an excellent development of aromas. Straddling August and September, there were three days of rain, followed by a month of beautiful weather. October saw several rainy days. All the grapes arrived at the winery perfectly ripe and healthy. We are very happy with the quality achieved: rich wines endowed with great freshness and highly marked aromas.

tasting note

The wine shows layered aromas of rose petals, juniper berries and fine spices. On the palate the acidity is balanced and the tannins are silky, leading to a long finish.

food pairing

This wine is a superlative pairing for fettuccine with porcini, braised red meats, and well-matured cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
APPELLATION: Barolo DOCG
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.8 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: The wine is aged for two years in large oak casks and one year in bottle before release

points of distinction

  • Grapes come from select vineyards of growers with whom the Chiarlo family has dealt for generations.
  • 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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