Barbaresco 'Reyna' 2018 Michele Chiarlo

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This elegant and refined garnet coloured wine delivers delicate, complex and refined aromas, with ethereal notes of rose petals and tea layered upon small red berried fruits. On the palate, it is silky and beautifully balanced with soft, fine tannins and remarkable length on the finish.

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Produced in the municipality of Barbaresco, the grapes for this wine come from the Cascina Minuto C.E.G., which includes approximately three hectares of Nebbiolo purely for the production of Barbaresco wine. Situated on a notable slope, the vineyard has excellent exposure to the sun. The vines are grown in a bluish-grey calcareous marl soil, with clay, which is poor in organic substances but rich in calcium and magnesium.

Vinification took place in temperature controlled tanks with maceration lasting for 17 to 18 days on the skins. A gentle 'shower system' of submerging the cap was used during fermentation which took place at between 27 to 32°C. Malolactic conversion took place in tank, before the wine was racked to large oak casks for 18 months. Further refinement took place in the bottle for a minimum of six months.

 
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RRP £37.50
Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 14%
Serve with Red meats in rich sauce, and strong-flavoured cheese
Grapes Nebbiolo 100%
Body D
Vegetarian No
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
 
Michele Chiarlo

Michele Chiarlo is one of Piedmont's most prestigious winemakers, producing outstanding wines from some of the most exceptional sites in Piedmont, including Barolo’s world famous Cannubi and Cerequio vineyards. Founded in 1956 by Michele Chiarlo and now run by his sons Alberto and Stefano, the Chiarlo philosophy “is to capture the terroir” and with judicious use of oak they develop some wines for ageing and some which can be enjoyed earlier. Their stunning collection of Barolo and Barbera wines consistently receive 90+ points from Wine Advocate, James Suckling and Wine Enthusiast.

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