Barbera d'Asti 'Le Orme' 16 mesi Chiarlo - the Barbera grape is Michele Chiarlo's self-confessed greatest passion. This single vineyard Barbera d'Asti is aged for a total of 16 months ('16 mesi'). it shows vibrant cherry flavours, with cigar box spice and a long, fresh finish. For the money, one of the finest Barbera d'Asti you can buy!
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Michele Chiarlo is one of Piedmont's truly great winemakers. The family owns 60 hectares of vineyard in three of the classic growing areas - Langhe, Monferrato and Gavi and have access to a further 50 hectares through long-term relationships with their growers. Michele has insisted on total quality since his first vintage in 1956, an ethos which his sons Stefano and Alberto adopt today. The Chiarlo style is highly elegant, they make complex wines that can age for decades but above all reflect their provenance - some of the finest vineyard sites in Piedmont.
Michele Chiarlo leads the way in the production of Barbera d'Asti and over the past 50 years they have devoted time, research and investment into the vineyards and cellar, resulting in this highly regarded wine. This Barbera d'Asti is named after the Orme su La Court, Michele Chiarlo's artistic park, which is located in the Barbera vineyards. The grapes are cultivated here and also in Montemareto and Costa della Monarche in the Asti area, historically noted as a Barbera producing region. The soils are calcareous marl.