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.

96 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2016 vintage
96 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2016 vintage
Tasting Note

Shows ample black fruit and spice aromas and flavors in a rich, full body with healthy tannins and a lingering finish.

Food Pairing

Match this wine with red meat, game dishes and ripe, hard cheeses.

Technical Data
Unique Selling Points
  • Produced only in excellent vintages with very limited quantities
  • Cerequio is one the most prestigious crus of Barolo
  • The Cerequio vineyard is considered to be one of the top three vineyards in Barolo
  • Very low yield, hand harvested with summer thinning of excess bunches

Vineyard Details

Michele Chiarlo owns the Antico Podere Averame in the Cerequio cru of Barolo, a 3-hectare vineyard planted in 1972. Soils are calcareous Sant’Agata marl with poor organic content but rich in microelements such as magnesium and manganese. South-southwest exposure promotes ripening and the vineyard elevation is 320 meters.

About the Grape

Young Nebbiolo can be tough, acidic and tannic; but mature, its blackberry and wild cherry flavors and aromas develop complex and sublime violet, rose petal, truffle and tar notes.
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