Typical dry and savoury flavours, well structured with a firm finish.
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.
Produced with the grapes from the Nebbiolo hills in the Langhe area. Meticulous cultivation in the vineyards ensures the production of high quality wines, whilst respecting the strictest ecological critieria. The vines are subject to a balanced and rigorous pruning policy, treatments using products with low environmental impact; meticulous manual thinning and turfing between the rows. The grape yields are targeted for each vineyard according to the objectives established for each particular wine: the reduced yield per vine has ensured a higher quality final wine. The soil in the vineyard is made up of bluish-grey, sand-rich, clayey calcareous marl; it is a soil poor in organic substances but with a considerable percentage of manganese and potassium.
The grapes were harvested at the optimum maturity levels and the wine was produced using classical winemaking techniques. The wine was matured for one year in large French oak barrels prior to being refined for a further six months in the bottle.
‘Il Principe’ is an extraordinarily classical example of a Nebbiolo, with its typically dry, savoury flavours, a well structured palate and a firm finish.
A wonderful match with potato gnocchi with a Castelmagno cheese sauce
Winemaker: Stefano Chiarlo & Gianni Meleni
Sub region: Langhe
Body Value: C (A is light, E is full bodied)
Residual Sugar: 1
Contains Sulphites: Yes
Formats Available: 75cl