Michele Chiarlo captures the essence of Piedmont, one of the most incredible wine regions in Italy and in the world.  Le Orme is a classic Barbera d’Asti wine.  It is the flagship wine of Michele Chiarlo, and its name translates as “the footsteps” or “legacy”.

Le Orme is an expression of all four Michele Chiarlo Barbera estates in the Nizza area, including the iconic La Court estate.  The Barbera grapes grow in light-colored soils called Astian – meaning from Asti – sands that are rich in lime and micro-elements. Temperature controlled fermentation, including 10 days of maceration on the skins, in stainless steel tanks yields the dark, rich color that is typical of great Barbera wines. The wine is aged in large French oak casks for 3 months then rests in stainless steel and in bottle before release for a total of 16 months aging.

Tasting Note

Ruby red with violet hues, this elegant and intense wine offers notes of red cherry and red currants. A harmonious and well-structured wine with a beautiful savory finish.

Food Pairing

Pasta with tomato sauce, pizza, white fish

Unique Selling Points
  • A selection from several vineyards in southern Asti, including the La Court estate
  • 100% Barbera, higher than the 90% DOCG requirement
  • Aged for a minimum of 16 months

About the Grape

With relatively high acidity with low tannins, Barbera’s tart red berry aromas and flavors have spicy, herbal notes. Styles range from light quaffers to dense, concentrated wines for aging.
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