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Barolo Tortoniano 2015 – Michele Chiarlo

Barolo Tortoniano 2015 - Michele Chiarlo
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Michele Chiarlo – Piedmont – Italy

Wine: Barolo Tortoniano
Variety composition: Nebbiolo.
District of production: Barolo, La Morra, and Verduno.
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2015.
Soil: gray tuffaceous calcareous marl dating back to the Tortonian era (9 million years ago) of marine sedimentary origin; 12% active limestone and basic Ph. The presence of microelements in particular magnesium and manganese is remarkable.
Exposure: south east / south west.
Reference vineyard: Cerequio Estate.
Vineyard extension: 6 Ha
Production: 55 hl / ha.
Vinification: in steel tanks. 17/18 days of maceration in contact with the skins and soft wetting of the cap with the “shower” system at a temperature between 32 and 27 ° C.
Aging: medium and large capacity barrels.
First vintage produced: 1958

Barolo Tortoniano 2015 - Michele Chiarlo

© Ph. Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post

Tasting Notes
Clear, ruby ​​red in color tending to garnet, consistent.
Fairly complex sample where the following hints are highlighted: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted. Notes of slightly dried red rose, berries such as black currant and cherry, black pepper and cinnamon, toasted almond and hazelnut, balsamic note of eucalyptus.
The olfactory taste test confirms what is evident on the nose. Sample with a good tannic texture, perfectly balanced in its components, with a good acidic shoulder and good persistence.
It is recommended in combination with stew in Barolo with polenta taragna.

Rating
4 Lupetti


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Michele Chiarlo
SS Nizza-Canelli, 99
14042 Calamandrana (AT)
Phone +39 0141 769030
E-mail: info@chiarlo.it
Website: www.chiarlo.it

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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