Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 2006

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 110952
  • red wine
  • RP91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The resulting wine is garnet red in color, with orange highlights that become slightly amber with age. Full, dry, austere and rather harsh when very young, this superb Barolo becomes rich and velvety with age, very harmonious and elegant. It exhibits a distinct bouquet of violets or rose petals, with seductively earthy, slightly musky undertones.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Barolo Tortoniano is a beautiful wine with gorgeous depth and intensity in its dark red fruit, spice, flowers and licorice. The Tortoniano deftly balances richness and concentration with what is essentially a fairly medium-bodied style. The sweet, perfumed fruit carries the wine effortlessly through the soft, enveloping finish. This is a beautiful effort from Chiarlo. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026.

This is a strong set of new releases from Michele Chiarlo. I found that the Barbareschi and Baroli needed several hours of air to come together, so readers are advised to open these wines well in advance."
91 Points

Learn About Michele Chiarlo Map ItMap It

The wine producing firm of Michele Chiarlo was founded in 1956 by the sole and present owners, Michele and Giuseppina Chiarlo. Son of over seven generations of esteemed wine growers, Mr. Chiarlo is today one of the most respected producers of the fine wines of Piedmont and a leading figure in its viticultural industry. At the production and vineyard level, where quality begins,...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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