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Mauro Veglio Barolo Gattera 2005
Mauro Veglio Barolo Gattera 2005
(search item no. 116266)
green wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $48.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red colored with slight orange reflection, between the 4 Crus of Mauro Veglio, Gattera is the one, which tastes nearer to "Classic" Barolo: in the beginning it is evolved and warm with aromas of peaches and apricots that have been dried in the sun on the balcony and a little closed with warm tannins that are decisive, but not aggressive. These dry characteristics come from the south, south-western exposition: the afternoon sun warms the earth and the grapes, and the position similar to an amphitheatre protects them from the winds of the north. When the wine first enters the market it is judged to be richer and more evolved than the other 4 Crus, and with time one always appreciates the particularly warm and elegant spices.
My Notes:

About Mauro Veglio:

Our families were farmers for many generations, like many other families in the Langhe. In 1992, Mauro began to drastically reduce the number of grapes per hectare and started to vinify on his own in his new cantina. He utilized shorter macerations with temperature controlled rotary-fermenters and aging in small oak barrels, and he started to produce, little by little, wines that were more elegant with higher quality grapes.

Unlike the tendency of contemporary philosophy production which means the same as manipulating nature, we believe in natural systems of cultivation and vinification: we reject the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides in our vineyards. Any chemical process is refused in the winemaking as well as any artificial concentration or aromatization: this means that the quality of the wine is the result of the natural character of the vineyards, their soil composition and microclimatic differences determining the maturity of the individual vintages. The result is the authentic essence of our "terroir" in a glass.



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Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2006
Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2006
(search item no. 113754)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a striking garnet, ruby red color with subtle orange reflections. It has an ample nose with evident notes of cherry and plum that evolve into hints of tobacco, licorice and cocoa. On the palate, it has a harmonic flavor that is pleasantly dry, with soft tannins and full body.
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About Damilano:

The origins of the Damilano family company dates back to over a century ago, when Guiseppe Borgogno, the great-grandfather of the current owners, started to grow and make wine from his own grapes. This tradition was kept up by Giacomo Damilano, the founder’s son-in-law, together with his children, until it was passed on to his 4 grandchildren, who very attentively manage their forefathers’ land today. The wines produced are renowned for their upright style and the estate is widely appreciated due to the strictness and passion that accompany all of the company's activities.

The vineyards, partly owned and partly leased, are situated in the most famous crus of the Langa region: Cannubi, Liste, Fossati, and Brunate, which are almost entirely cultivated with Nebbiolo da Barolo, and to a lesser extent, with Dolcetto and Barbera varietals.



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Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2006
Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2006
(search item no. 113754)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a striking garnet, ruby red color with subtle orange reflections. It has an ample nose with evident notes of cherry and plum that evolve into hints of tobacco, licorice and cocoa. On the palate, it has a harmonic flavor that is pleasantly dry, with soft tannins and full body.
My Notes:

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About Damilano:

The origins of the Damilano family company dates back to over a century ago, when Guiseppe Borgogno, the great-grandfather of the current owners, started to grow and make wine from his own grapes. This tradition was kept up by Giacomo Damilano, the founder’s son-in-law, together with his children, until it was passed on to his 4 grandchildren, who very attentively manage their forefathers’ land today. The wines produced are renowned for their upright style and the estate is widely appreciated due to the strictness and passion that accompany all of the company's activities.

The vineyards, partly owned and partly leased, are situated in the most famous crus of the Langa region: Cannubi, Liste, Fossati, and Brunate, which are almost entirely cultivated with Nebbiolo da Barolo, and to a lesser extent, with Dolcetto and Barbera varietals.



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Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2006
Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2006
(search item no. 113754)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a striking garnet, ruby red color with subtle orange reflections. It has an ample nose with evident notes of cherry and plum that evolve into hints of tobacco, licorice and cocoa. On the palate, it has a harmonic flavor that is pleasantly dry, with soft tannins and full body.
My Notes:

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About Damilano:

The origins of the Damilano family company dates back to over a century ago, when Guiseppe Borgogno, the great-grandfather of the current owners, started to grow and make wine from his own grapes. This tradition was kept up by Giacomo Damilano, the founder’s son-in-law, together with his children, until it was passed on to his 4 grandchildren, who very attentively manage their forefathers’ land today. The wines produced are renowned for their upright style and the estate is widely appreciated due to the strictness and passion that accompany all of the company's activities.

The vineyards, partly owned and partly leased, are situated in the most famous crus of the Langa region: Cannubi, Liste, Fossati, and Brunate, which are almost entirely cultivated with Nebbiolo da Barolo, and to a lesser extent, with Dolcetto and Barbera varietals.



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Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2006
Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2006
(search item no. 113754)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a striking garnet, ruby red color with subtle orange reflections. It has an ample nose with evident notes of cherry and plum that evolve into hints of tobacco, licorice and cocoa. On the palate, it has a harmonic flavor that is pleasantly dry, with soft tannins and full body.
My Notes:

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About Damilano:

The origins of the Damilano family company dates back to over a century ago, when Guiseppe Borgogno, the great-grandfather of the current owners, started to grow and make wine from his own grapes. This tradition was kept up by Giacomo Damilano, the founder’s son-in-law, together with his children, until it was passed on to his 4 grandchildren, who very attentively manage their forefathers’ land today. The wines produced are renowned for their upright style and the estate is widely appreciated due to the strictness and passion that accompany all of the company's activities.

The vineyards, partly owned and partly leased, are situated in the most famous crus of the Langa region: Cannubi, Liste, Fossati, and Brunate, which are almost entirely cultivated with Nebbiolo da Barolo, and to a lesser extent, with Dolcetto and Barbera varietals.



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Vietti Barolo di Castiglione Falletto 2007
Vietti Barolo di Castiglione Falletto 2007
(search item no. 110495)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $58.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Nebbiolo

Great paired with a hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and cheeses.

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About Vietti:

The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle. Patriarch Mario Vietti, starting from 1919 made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business.

Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market.

Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards (such as Brunate, Rocche and Villero). This was a radical concept at the time, but today virtually every vintner making Barolo and Barbaresco wines offers "single vineyard" or "cru-designated" wines.

Alfredo is also called the "father of Arneis" as in 1967 he invested a lot of time to rediscover and understand this nearly-lost variety. Today Arneis is the most famous white wine from Roero area, north of Barolo. Setting such a fine example with Arneis, even fellow vintners as far away those on the west coast of the United States now are cultivating and producing Arneis!

With 35 hectares of vineyards, Vietti expects to not only increase production, but having greater control over the vineyards, looks to continually improve from a qualitative perspective. It is poised to excel well into the 21st Century.



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Vietti Barolo di Castiglione Falletto 2007
Vietti Barolo di Castiglione Falletto 2007
(search item no. 110495)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $58.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Nebbiolo

Great paired with a hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and cheeses.

My Notes:

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About Vietti:

The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle. Patriarch Mario Vietti, starting from 1919 made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business.

Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market.

Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards (such as Brunate, Rocche and Villero). This was a radical concept at the time, but today virtually every vintner making Barolo and Barbaresco wines offers "single vineyard" or "cru-designated" wines.

Alfredo is also called the "father of Arneis" as in 1967 he invested a lot of time to rediscover and understand this nearly-lost variety. Today Arneis is the most famous white wine from Roero area, north of Barolo. Setting such a fine example with Arneis, even fellow vintners as far away those on the west coast of the United States now are cultivating and producing Arneis!

With 35 hectares of vineyards, Vietti expects to not only increase production, but having greater control over the vineyards, looks to continually improve from a qualitative perspective. It is poised to excel well into the 21st Century.



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Vietti Barolo di Castiglione Falletto 2007
Vietti Barolo di Castiglione Falletto 2007
(search item no. 110495)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $58.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Nebbiolo

Great paired with a hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and cheeses.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Vietti:

About Vietti:

The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle. Patriarch Mario Vietti, starting from 1919 made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business.

Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market.

Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards (such as Brunate, Rocche and Villero). This was a radical concept at the time, but today virtually every vintner making Barolo and Barbaresco wines offers "single vineyard" or "cru-designated" wines.

Alfredo is also called the "father of Arneis" as in 1967 he invested a lot of time to rediscover and understand this nearly-lost variety. Today Arneis is the most famous white wine from Roero area, north of Barolo. Setting such a fine example with Arneis, even fellow vintners as far away those on the west coast of the United States now are cultivating and producing Arneis!

With 35 hectares of vineyards, Vietti expects to not only increase production, but having greater control over the vineyards, looks to continually improve from a qualitative perspective. It is poised to excel well into the 21st Century.



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Vietti Barolo di Castiglione Falletto 2007
Vietti Barolo di Castiglione Falletto 2007
(search item no. 110495)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $58.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Nebbiolo

Great paired with a hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and cheeses.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Vietti:

About Vietti:

The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle. Patriarch Mario Vietti, starting from 1919 made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business.

Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market.

Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards (such as Brunate, Rocche and Villero). This was a radical concept at the time, but today virtually every vintner making Barolo and Barbaresco wines offers "single vineyard" or "cru-designated" wines.

Alfredo is also called the "father of Arneis" as in 1967 he invested a lot of time to rediscover and understand this nearly-lost variety. Today Arneis is the most famous white wine from Roero area, north of Barolo. Setting such a fine example with Arneis, even fellow vintners as far away those on the west coast of the United States now are cultivating and producing Arneis!

With 35 hectares of vineyards, Vietti expects to not only increase production, but having greater control over the vineyards, looks to continually improve from a qualitative perspective. It is poised to excel well into the 21st Century.



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Michele Chiarlo Cerequio Barolo 2007
Michele Chiarlo Cerequio Barolo 2007
(search item no. 112690)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $72.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.
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About Michele Chiarlo:

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, Michele Chiarlo has for thirty years pursued an endless search for control over the finest vineyard sites in each of the zones from which he produces his wines. Perhaps the crown jewel among these is the vineyard of Fornace di Tassarolo in the Rovereto area of Gavi, a small parcel planted in 1910 which yields a brilliant and intense Gavi of exquisite refinement. He also has long-term agreements with the owners of two spectacular vineyards in the Castiglione Falleto and Serralunga crus of Barolo, from which he produces Barolo Riserva Rocche di Castiglione and Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda di Serralunga. In addition to these contracts, he has also purchased the Antico Podere Averame in the Cerequio cru of Barolo, considered one of the zone's finest Nebbiolo vineyards; and an estate, also in Barolo in the cru of Cannubi, which due to its extremely sharp gradient had never been cultivated. With considerable capital investment, this vineyard has been terraced and brought into production, the first time such a project has ever been undertaken in Piedmont.

In 1995, Michele Chiarlo acquired the estate of Azienda Agricola Aluffi in Castelnuovo Calcea, considered to the most beautiful and prestigious property in the heart of the classic Barbera d'Asti zone. The estate is comprised of two separate vineyard holdings, La Court and Il Castello, with a total area of 62 acres of which 50 are planted in Barbera vines, quite extensive for this area. The principally southwest and easterly-exposed slopes support superb, calcium and mineral rich soils which are of ideal composition for the production of great Barbera d'Asti.

Michele Chiarlo directly manages or personally oversees every aspect in the production of his wines. Eminently qualified through the expertise acquired through his involvement with the company under his father, he also holds a degree from the prestigious School of Enology at Alba. His ceaseless innovation, both in production and in marketing, has gained him the respesct of his industry.