Tortoniano Barolo DOCG 2015

Michele Chiarlo

Tortoniano Barolo DOCG 2015 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.

92 Points

Wine Advocate

2015 vintage
94 Points

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2015 vintage
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harvest note

The 2015 vintage had ideal climatic conditions, which allowed the grapes to mature perfectly. The rain in August, followed by a sunny September with good thermal excursion between day and night temperatures, favored a slow ripening of the Nebbiolo grapes in Barolo, which resulted in a harvest during a normal time period (October 2-5). The Barolo labels from this vintage have remarkable structure and are distinguished by a marked richness and aromatic elegance with notes of sweet fruit and spice. The palate is silky, with tannins that linger. It is a great vintage that can be enjoyed young, but is also has aging potential.

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: 3.58
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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