Il Chiosso Fara 2010 Front Label
Il Chiosso Fara 2010 Front Label

Il Chiosso Fara 2010

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Winemaker Notes

Ruby red with garnet reflections. Intense notes of fresh fruit, white chocolate and undertones of balsamic. Excellent structure with balanced tannins
Pairs well with white meats, red meats and cheeses such has formaggio erborinati

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Mature aromas of licorice, spice, dried berry and leather are the hallmarks of this savory red, which is balanced, with bright acidity and well-mannered tannins driving the long, spice- and mineral-inflected finish. Drink now through 2020.
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Il Chiosso

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Il Chiosso, Italy
Founded in 2007, Il Chiosso is the product of decades of the Arlunno and Cambieri families’ experience in the vineyards of Piedmont. In high Piedmont, il chiosso refers to a vineyard bordered by a stone wall. This young brand took on this name, which happens to also be the name of its prized vineyard.

Three generations of these families have worked the vineyards of the area, producing wine privately. Dedicated to regional wines, they have patiently acquired plots over the years as they became available, eventually allowing them to officially produce wines from the historically important crus of the zone: Gattinara DOCG, Ghemme DOCG and Fara DOC.

High Piedmont is very geologically diverse, with earth ranging from rock, moraines, sand and porphyry, to acidic soils rich in magnesium, iron and potassium. Il Chiosso cultivates this varied and with the greatest respect for the natural rhythms that give the final wines their great nuance.

To this end, Il Chiosso tries to limit its impact on the vineyards as much as possible. In place of insecticides, they use antagonist insects to combat harmful insect populations. The greatest care is taken from the pruning of the vines all the way to the bottling of the wines. In the winery, each step of production is marked by expert controls to optimize the quality of the wines. The use of additives and preservatives is limited, and inert gases such as nitrogen and argon are used throughout the winemaking process in order to capture as much nuance from the high Piedmont terroir as possible.

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Attracting the most glory, prestige and fame to the Piedmont region, Nebbiolo in all of its expressions—Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Ghemme and Gattinara—creates a complex wine, truly unique for its delicate qualities combined with strength and a great potential to improve over time.

But Nebbiolo isn’t all there is to red wine from Piedmont! Barbera is the most planted variety and historically most popular as a dependable, food-friendly, everyday wine.

Beyond these two, a surprising number of red varieties call Piedmont their home. Worth a try include Dolcetto for its bold concentration and aromas of spice cake. Other grapes to investigate include Freisa, Croatina, Brachetto, Grignolino and Pelaverga.

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