The winery Michele Chiarlo elaborates this Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio , a red wine from Barolo that contains nebbiolo grapes. 4 of 5 points is the average score of this red according to Uvinum users.
“The Barolo Cerequio the estate Michele Chiarlo born in vineyards located in the municipality of La Morra, in the province of Cuneo. Produced in one of the great historians of the denomination Cru, Cerequio, this label is one of the wines symbol of this prestigious Piedmont company. It is made exclusively with Nebbiolo grapes, harvested and selected by hand. The fermentation takes place, with maceration in contact with the skins, in oak vats at a controlled temperature of 27-30ºC, for 15 days. Then the wine is aged in barrels of medium capacity oak for 24 months and for further 15-16 months in the bottle. The Cerequio Michele Chiarlo Barolo has a garnet red color, which acquires slight orange reflections with aging. The nose reveals intense aromas of red fruits, among them being the cherry, enriched with notes of violet, vanilla and licorice. The taste is aromatic and elegant, characterized by an excellent persistence. Perfect to accompany the dishes of red meat, this fine red wine is ideal in combination with cheese.”
“"It is the most beautiful concentration of great crus that Langa can express." Atlante delle vigne di Langa, edited by Carlo Petrini Slow Food Editore,1990 Cerequio is one of Langa's great historical crus.All the guides Fantini 1880, Ratti 1961, Slow Food Editore 1990,Veronelli 1996 ranked it as one of the top Barolo crus Our estate comprises 9 hectares of vineyards and a 19th-century hamlet where Palas Cerequio was born, the Barolo cru resort. In the cellars we decided to have the Caveau with our story:Barolos from 1958 to the present day,with more than 6,000 bottles of historic memory. Our Barolo Cerequio, the first harvest being in 1988, is produced only in the years that we deem excellent.”
“Barolo DOCG red wine Piedmont Chiarlo Ceriquio trocken 2007 reviews Gambero Rosso: 2 glasses for 2006 Cerequio belongs in Barolo, ie in Piedmont, the best growing region. The soil of the vineyard ideally possesses high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium. So to create the best conditions Barolo, which in fact belong to the best of his style today. The bouquet of Cerequio in the nose is versatile and overwhelming. Intense balsamic scents of tobacco and light wood are visible. The Barolo of Contratto has been prepared with extreme care with up to 4-year extension. Fine silken tannins on the palate delight as was the almost infinitely long finish. Estimated drinkability: by 2022
VARIETY: 100% Nebbiolo”
“A red to drink with that special person.
Violet red colour of a young wine. A red that smells of cherry and licorice. Correct acidity.
I propose to pair this Barolo with sausages from the same region.”
“Robert Parker 92 Points
Michele Chiarlo was born in the Monferrato region of Piemonte where his family has grown grapes for over 5 generations. In 1956 he decided to start a small winery in Calamandrana, a small village nestling in some of Monferrato's finest hillside vineyards.
He now owns 50 hectares of vineyards situated in the most prestigious areas and produces top quality Barolos such as Cerequio and Cannubi. He has built a cellar in Barolo to age the wines. Barolo Cerequio has won many awards worldwide and is recognized as being amongst Italy's top red wines.
In the Italian Wine Guide Barolo Cerequio 1998 gained the top 3 Bicchieri award as did the 1997,1996 and 1995 in previous editions.
Grapes: 100% Estate Grown Nebbiolo
Region: Italy / Piedmont / Barolo DOCG
Maker: Stefano Chiarlo & Gianni Meleni
Notes: Full, generous, and intense with great complexity and balance with hints of blackcurrant, apricots, cherries and mint in the background. Rich, full-bodied, and well structured with aristocratic tannins and an elegant and lingering finish. Produced in a limited quantity in numbered bottles.
Serve: At 18C with roast or grilled red meats, game and mature cheese.