Domenico Clerico Barolo 2016 - 750ml

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94+pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The classic 2016 Barolo by Domenico Clerico is a generous and full wine that offers a panoramic view of the Nebbiolo grape all in bright Technicolor and with the appropriate intensity. The wine's all-encompassing approach brings many details into focus, including wild cherry, spice, leather and ferrous soil. Fruit is exclusively from Monforte d'Alba, with some from the lower parts of Pajana and Per Cristina and some from the younger vines planted in Ciabot Mentin. This is an elegant expression with the mild oak signature that is an important part of the Clerico playlist. Camphor ash and burnt embers lift lightly as the wine opens in the glass. It ages in barrique for eight months, followed by another year in larger oak casks. Some 20,000 bottles were released.


From the Winery

From the time my father gave the grapes produced, still exists today, Cantina Sociale the Barolo and a modest amount of fruit sold in markets in the area.

It was a small farm of about 4.5 hectares of land.

In 1976 my father, health problems, asked me if I wanted to continue his work. I agree with my wife Juliana began this great adventure. At that time, producing grapes and sell them was not very profitable so 'and I decided to make wine cimentai with the first field trials wine. Since then, I tried to always prefer working in the vineyard, believing that to make good wine, you should raise the vineyard with love and dedication, establishing an intense bond with the land and "exchange" for continuous learning to understand the needs of lives all year.

Continuing my adventure, the choice to become a producer asked me before the need to increase the hectares under production, so in 1981 I bought a small piece of broom (which is produced by Barolo Ginestra Ciabot Mentina).

In 1990, another plot (always in the Broom area) called PAJANA (from which Barolo is produced Pajana) and in 1995 the plot called MOSCONI (Barolo PERCRISTINA).

With the desire to promote the Piedmont region, in particular the Langhe, in 1990 together with other producers of Barolo and Barbaresco, Moscato and Roero I contributed to the creation of an association called Lange in order to create a force to disseminate the best wine produced at high levels in total respect for nature and traditions.

Currently 18 manufacturers are working together to be an important reference point in Italy and around the world for wine enthusiasts.

Giuliana and Domenico Clerico.