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.