Tortoniano Barolo DOCG 2014

Michele Chiarlo

Tortoniano Barolo DOCG 2014 play

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.

94 Points

Blue Lifestyle

2014 vintage
91 Points

Wine Spectator

2014 vintage
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harvest note

The 2014 vintage was demanding. Due to high rainfalls, vine management was a top priority and two rounds of grape and leaf thinning was performed to maintain the grapes’ health and the integrity of their skins. Fortunately, the weather cleared through August to harvest and the dry, sunny climate aided in the proper ripening of the grapes. Harvest took place from October 12 to 20, a period of time in line with other harvests of the past. A difficult decision was taken this vintage; the harvests from Cerequio and Cannubi were not bottled individually, and the grapes from these two family vineyards have contributed exceptionally in creating a Tortoniano of great personality.

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
PH: 3.58
ACIDITY: 5.85 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Minimum of 3 years aged for 24 months in average-sized oak casks before refinement in the bottle

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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