Michele Chiarlo Cerequio Barolo 2006
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
In time, Cerequio develops an impressive aromatic palette that is both complex and aristocratic. In the mouth it is ample and rich yet delicate, with seductive ripe fruit and spice notes and an underlying tannic power of great subtlety, ending in a finish of exceptional length and refinement.
"This edition of the prized Cerequio Barolo by Michele Chiarlo flaunts its own unique personality with immediate aromas of white cherry, red apple, tar, licorice powder and root beer. It’s a polished, squeaky- clean wine with a long finish that seems more buoyant and vertical compared to past vintages."
"The 2006 Barolo Cerequio is a powerful, deep wine loaded with plums, black cherries, minerals, violets and spices. This, too, is a virile, powerful Barolo from one of the region's top sites. The Cerequio boasts superior concentration and a long, intense finish. With time in the glass the wine turns quite a bit more delicate and crystalline, revealing the kaleidoscopic personality that makes Cerequio such a great site. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
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."
The Wine Advocate
"Full ripeness, dense extract and new oak all contribute to
this wine’s modern profile. Its cherry plum flavors broaden
and sweeten in the finish. This is ready now, and suited to
drinking over the next several years, particularly with a
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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.
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(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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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
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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