Situated between the municipal districts of La Morra and Barolo, Cerequio is considered one the most prestigious crus of Barolo. Formed like an amphitheater, the Cerequio vineyard is protected from the wind and is called the “Riviera of the Langhe” due to its mild climate. The soils, exposure and microclimate come together to create exceptional Barolos. Michele Chiarlo manages 22 acres of the vineyard. The soil is Tortonian and Helvetian-era calcareous marl that has a bluish color due to the high content of magnesium and manganese. The vines are 55 years old and are thinned of excess bunches at the end of summer, leaving 5-6 bunches per vine on average. Hand harvested grapes are fermented on the skins in oak vats and then aged for two years in average sized oak casks before refinement in the bottle.

92 Points
2019 vintage
95 Points
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2019 vintage began with heavy rain and moderate snowfall the previous winter, with some snow in February that together accumulated an excellent water reserve. The classic spring weather was followed by hot and dry months of May and June. Abundant rainfall at the beginning of July allowed for an ideal and balanced ripening during the hot and dry summer season. The result was a vintage with a lesser number of grapes but characterized by outstanding quality.
Tasting Note
Ruby and garnet red in color, this elegant and harmonious wine offers notes of mature fruits, mint, eucalyptus, and fine spices with fine tannins.
Food Pairing
Mushroom pasta, roasted meat and game, mature cheese
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.75 g/l
ABV: 13.8%
AGING: Aged for a minimum of three years - 2 years in oak barrels
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

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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