Situated between the municipal districts of La Morra and Barolo, Cerequio is considered one the most prestigious crus of Barolo. A magnificent amphitheatre of vineyards where the soils, exposure and microclimate come together to create exceptional Barolos. Choicest position, as described in 1880 by Lorenzo Fantini, author of the first monography about viticulture in the province of Cuneo, it was included among the Top Category crus by Renato Ratti, in the celebrated Mappa del Barolo published in 1965, the basis of today’s classification in MGA, or Additional Geographical Definitions, which designates this area as having “absolute prestige.

98 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2010 vintage
97 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2010 vintage
Tasting Note

Bright garnet with light orange hues. Rich and powerful at first, but extremely elegant with a texture of silky, enveloping tannins; great harmony and long-tasting flavor. On the nose, the wine is complex and intense with great charm, with balsamic notes, violet, small black fruits, truffle and fine spices.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with tagliolini with d’Alba truffe, stew, risotto with Barolo, well-matured cheeses.

Unique Selling Points
  • A stellar example of single vineyard Barolo

Vineyard Details

Cerequio
Michele Chiarlo owns the Antico Podere Averame in the Cerequio cru of Barolo, a 3-hectare vineyard planted in 1972. Soils are calcareous Sant’Agata marl with poor organic content but rich in microelements such as magnesium and manganese. South-southwest exposure promotes ripening and the vineyard elevation is 320 meters.

About the Grape

Nebbiolo
Young Nebbiolo can be tough, acidic and tannic; but mature, its blackberry and wild cherry flavors and aromas develop complex and sublime violet, rose petal, truffle and tar notes.
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