Tortoniano is named for the tortonian-era (9 million years ago) soils in which the vines are planted, rich in microelements such as magnesium and manganese. Grape clusters are thinned and harvested up to 15 days later than usual for the fruit to attain a 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.

92 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
Garnet color with brilliant luminous hues. The nose is inviting and complex with notes of rose petals, juniper berries and fine spices. Elegant with ample structure and silky tannins, and a long finish.
Food Pairing
Mushroom pasta, fowl, matured cheeses
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
PH: 3.26
ACIDITY: 5.75 g/l
ABV: 13.7%
AGING: Minimum of 3 years. Aged for 24 months in average-sized oak casks before 12 months in bottle.
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

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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