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Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Superiore Le Orme

Wine Details

Varietal

Barbera

Style

Red

Region

PiedmontItaly

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) Pure, ripe plum and strawberry fruit flavors underscored by a crisp acidic note and a hint of earth mark this charming, succulent wine, set in a supple texture supported by sweet, soft tannins Michele Chiarlo selects his Barbera dAsti from the best of these vineyards planted in older vines and harvested at peak maturity. Vinified at the Chiarlo cellars in Calamandrana, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is then aged a least one year in oak. The result is a brilliant ruby-red wine w...

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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: Good Value - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/07
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2007 Vintage) Chiarlo's 2006 Barbera d'Asti Superiore Le Orme is a delicious, fragrant Barbera. Made in a medium-bodied style, it offers notable harmony in its ripe red fruit, minerals and spices. Silky, refined tannins round out this terrific effort, which is a steal for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.