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 three years in the large oak casks before three years of refinement in the bottle.

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2016 vintage
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2016 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2016 vintage will be remembered for a long time for its rare quality of excellence. It was a harvest characterized by a climate that followed the normal patterns of the seasons, without meteorological anomalies, producing very healthy grapes and allowing them to reach a perfect and uniform ripening in the classic time frame. An excellent vintage.
Tasting Note
Deep garnet in color, this extraordinarily complex and elegant wine has excellent structure and notes of red berries, chocolate, mint, fine species, and pleasant balsamic hints. The captivating finish is harmonious and persistent.
Food Pairing
Truffle pasta, stew, well-matured cheeses
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
APPELLATION: Barolo DOCG
PH: 3.57
ACIDITY: 5.72 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Minimum of 6 years - 3 years in large oak casks and 3 years in bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • Produced only in exceptional vintages
  • 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

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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