Michele Chiarlo sources grapes from strictly selected Barbera vineyards with excellent exposure to produce a superb, balanced wine. The choice vineyards are in the southern area of Asti province, especially the hills around Nizza Monferrato. Temperature controlled maceration and fermentation on the skins for 10 days in stainless steel tanks yields the dark, rich color that is typical of great Barberas. The wine is aged in large French oak casks for 16 months total aging, 3 months in oak, rest in stainless steel and bottle before release.

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2016 vintage
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2016 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2016 vintage will be long remembered for the outstanding quality of grapes harvested from all the variously-exposed vineyards. The harvest took place within a normal time frame thanks to regular climatic conditions, without any anomalies, that allowed the grapes to mature perfectly. The result is a vintage with a big personality that smells of intact fruit and tastes balanced.
Tasting Note
Ruby red in color with hues of violet. Elegant and intense, with notes of fresh mature red fruit, such as cherry and currant. Harmonious, with great structure and roundness. Beautiful savory finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with pasta with tomato sauce, pizza, fish, and white meat.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Barbera
APPELLATION: Barbera d’Asti DOCG
PH: 3.54
ACIDITY: 5.95 g/l
ABV: 13.45%
AGING: Aged for 16 months before release.
Unique Selling Points
  • A classic Barbera from choice terroir
  • Matured in large oak casks for greater complexity

About the Grape

Barbera
With relatively high acidity with low tannins, Barbera’s tart red berry aromas and flavors have spicy, herbal notes. Styles range from light quaffers to dense, concentrated wines for aging.
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