Michele Chiarlo Rovereto Gavi di Gavi

Michele Chiarlo Rovereto Gavi di Gavi

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Michele Chiarlo Rovereto Gavi di Gavi

Michele Chiarlo is one of Piemonte'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. Stefano Chiarlo heads the technical staff overseeing the vineyards and viticulture. Stefano's ethos can be summed up thus: a balanced or rigorous pruning depending on the oenological goals, a technique of guided pest control using products with no enviromental impact, meticulous manual thinning-out of the grape clusters, tuffing between the rows, no use of anti-mould products. The Dolcetto is a wonderful grape, spritzy and spicy with great acidity; La Court (the first wine ever made by Michele) is the big seller and rightly so, with its beautiful balance and wild berry fruit; the highlight for many are the Barolos, with Cerequio being one of the most lauded vineyards in the whole of Barolo. The one which has them queueing round the block is the classy Nivole, a fantastically refreshing Moscato. Michele Chiarlo wines continue to win awards worldwide.

Vinification
Fermentation takes place in small temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to which natural yeasts are added from the same vineyard. The wine rests on its fine lees in tank for 3 months prior to being bottled.

Viticulture
trellis

Tasting Note
Made from the Cortese grape grown around the Village of Gavi, this wine is dry, spicy with a pleasant mineral and floral tone and a mouthwatering, refreshing and long finish.

Everyday Serving Suggestion
Serve chilled as an aperitif or to accompany vegan hors d'oeuvres or any vegan oriental dishes.

Awards
Bronze (DWWA 2011)

Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Piedmont / Gavi del Commune di Gavi DOCG

VegetarianVegan

Winemaker
Stefano Chiarlo & Gianni Meleni

Additional Resources:
http://www.michelechiarlo.it/