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Producer: Michele ChiarloGrape Varieties: 100% CorteseOptimum Drinking: Within 6 yearsWine Style: A complex characterful whiteAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italian
Fornaci has always had an undisputed character. The hints of aniseed and of citron blend with the honey and dried flowers. Colour: light gold with greenish reflections.
Michele Chiarlo is one of Piedmont's truly great winemakers. The family owns 60 hectares of vineyards in three of the classic growing areas - Langhe, Monferrato and Gavi and also have access to another 50 hectares through their long-term relationship with growers. Michele has insisted on total quality since his first vintage in 1956, an ethos which his sons Stefano and Alberto adopt today. The Chiarlo style is highly elegant, they make complex wines that can age for decades but above all reflect their provenance - some of the finest vineyard sites in Piedmont.
An iron and manganese rich clayey marl over a thick stony stratum that favours permeability.
Vinification and refinement: part of the grapes undergo cold maceration, then a part of the must ferments in large oak barrels, another part in steel vats, where it remains on its own yeast for 6-10 months; another part in barriques, where it remains on its own yeast for 6-10 mnths, with weekly stirrings.
Roast quailand pomegranate with high quality black truffle.
Sommelier Wine Awards, Commended, 2015
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