Michele Chiarlo Barolo 'Tortoniano' takes its name from the Tortonian geological area, which allows the production of Barolos of exceptional elegance; endowed with complex fragrances as well as rich flavours and delicate but firm tannins.
Michele Chiarlo was born in the Monferrato region of Piemonte where his family has grown grapes for over 5 generations. In 1956 he decided to start a small winery in Calamandrana, a small village nestling in some of Monferrato's finest hillside vineyards. Armed with enthusiasm and an iron will, he worked hard to make the best wines possible. After many years his business finally started to expand. He now owns 50 hectares of vineyards situated in the most prestigious areas and produces top quality Barolos such as Cerequio and Cannubi and a wonderful Barbera d'Asti such as his cru "La Court". He has built a cellar in Barolo to age the wines. In Gavi, he has built a modern winery near the Cortese vineyards where he grows the grapes for what many consider one of Italy's most outstanding white wines.
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James Suckling, 90 pts, 2019; Robert Parker, 92 points, 2019; Robert Parker, 92 pts, 2019; Wine Enthusiast, 94 pts, 2019