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 are harvested somewhat 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.

95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2016 vintage
94 Points
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Tasting Note

The wine shows layered aromas and flavors of mint, red fruit and spices. There palate shows bright acidity and silky tannins before a long finish.

Food Pairing

This wine is a superlative pairing for roasts, game and hard cheeses.

Unique Selling Points
  • Named after the tortonian-era soils (9 MM years old) in which the vines are planted
  • Grapes from select vineyards that the Chiarlo family has worked with for generations
  • Matured two years in oak barrels and one year in bottle before release

About the Grape

Nebbiolo
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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