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Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 2008

Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 750ML 2008      
Sku: 20730

Tasting notes
Colour: garnet red with bright reflections Aroma:engaging, ethereal and complex, hints of withered roses, juniper and delicate spices Taste: ample, harmonious and aristocratic

Rating
 Wine Advocate 90 points (Apr 2012)
Unfortunately I was only able to taste one 2008 Barolo from Chiarlo this year. The 2008 Barolo Tortoniano is an attractive, mid-weight wine that expresses the personality of the year in its soft, floral red fruit, spices and accessible personality. This mid-weight Barolo should be accessible upon release and drink well for a number of years beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.

Wine maker notes
Barolo is indeed one of the world’s greatest wines, rich in history and appreciated everywhere.The production area is limited to 11 communes led by Barolo,where Michele Chiarlo owns historical vineyards. ”Tortoniano” Barolo takes its name from theTortonian geological area (La Morra and Barolo), since a part of the grapes used to produce it come from Cerequio crus and a part from surrounding vineyards. Tortonian soil is characterised by sedimentary clayey marl known as SaintAgatha, interspersed with bluish-grey sandstone,which gives rise to a Barolo of exceptional elegance and endowed with marked and complex fragrances as well as a rich taste,with delicate, highly pleasing tannins.

Food pairing
CONSUMPTION PERIOD: a good vintage will reach its peak after 3-4 years, it ages well for up to 15 -18 years; in exceptional vintages it can age up to 20 years SERVING TEMPERATURE: 17-18C ACCOMPANIMENTS: red meat and game

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Barolo
Grape Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Still wine
 
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