Tortoniano Barolo DOCG 2017

Michele Chiarlo

Tortoniano Barolo DOCG 2017 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.

91 Points

Wine Spectator

2017 vintage
93 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2017 vintage
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harvest note

2017 was characterized by a long summer with very little rainfall. In the vineyard, we adopted agronomic practices that allowed us to keep the soil moist and preserve the freshness of the grapes. We have done extraordinary work on the soil to oxygenate the roots and we maintained leaf coverage to prevent sunlight from directly hitting on the bunches. To maintain elegance, freshness and avoid excessive alcohol content, we brought the harvest forward by about ten days (September 25) versus the normal start in early October. 2017 can be compared to vintages such as 2007 or 2011 in terms of climate and organoleptic characteristics. Harmonious flavor is present in the early stage thanks to the combination of the soft and silky tannins that are already present in a wine with an important structure but also with complex aromas and excellent longevity.

tasting note

Garnet color with brilliant luminous hues. The nose is inviting and complex with notes of rose petals , juniper berries and fine spices. Ample structure with a silky texture of tannins which already give a surprising harmony to the juvenile stage of this Barolo. Remarkable elegance and persistence.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
APPELLATION: Barolo DOCG
PH: 3.58
ACIDITY: 5.7 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Minimum of 3 years. Aged for 24 months in average-sized oak casks before 12 months of refinement in the bottle.

points of distinction

  • Matured two years in oak barrels and one year in bottle before release
  • Grapes from select vineyards that the Chiarlo family has worked with for generations
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“My aim has always been but one: quality.”

– Michele Chiarlo, Winemaker

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