Michele Chiarlo Cerequio Barolo 2007
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%.
This cru is particularly elegant. It contains olfactory complexity with predominant balsamic sensations of mint and fruit jams. The flavors matche the bouquet. Its structure is rich, ample and of great character, with a notable presence of delicate tannins. Surprising is the delicacy with which it caresses the palate.
"The 2007 Barolo Cerequio is the freshest and most vibrant of these 2007 Baroli. Sweet dark cherries, menthol, pine, mocha and spices are some of the notes that are woven together in this rich, textured Barolo. Here, too, the balance of fruit and structure is terrific. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027."
The Wine Advocate
"Michele Chiarlo’s Cerequio is one of the important wines that defines Barolo, past and present. This historic bottle offers consistency and longevity thanks to its aromas of spice, cola, red fruit, cigar box and licorice. In keeping with Nebbiolo tradition, it offers a tight, streamlined feel."
"Stylish and delicate, yet firmly structured. The cherry, raspberry and floral flavors are accented by tea and tobacco, turning dry on the finish. Shows good balance overall. Best from 2015 through 2027."
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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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