Michele Chiarlo Description
Michele Chiarlo, a prominent name in the world of Italian winemaking, has been crafting the essence of Piedmont since 1956. Situated in the heart of this renowned wine region, the winery encompasses 110 hectares of meticulously tended vineyards, spanning the Langhe, Monferrato, and Gavi areas. These vineyards include prized crus, where the ecological criteria, terroir, and unique expressions of each site are honored and preserved.
Founded by Michele Chiarlo himself, the winery embarked on its vinous journey with inaugural vintages of Barbera and Moscato from Asti. In 1958, it marked a significant milestone by producing its first Barolo, showcasing its commitment to the region’s renowned sub-regions. Notably, in 1987, the winery acquired a portion of the prestigious Cerequio vineyard, a revered “cru” site in the Barolo appellation.
Furthering its dedication to excellence, Michele Chiarlo acquired the La Court estate in Nizza in 1996, the source of its highest-quality Barbera d’Asti. While the winery itself is relatively young in the context of Piedmont, Michele Chiarlo hails from four generations of Piedmontese winemakers, carrying forward a rich legacy.
Michele Chiarlo’s diverse portfolio is organized into three distinct collections: Crus, featuring single-vineyard “icon” wines; Classic, representing timeless expressions; and the Palás range, which offers approachable options. The winery’s primary focus revolves around four grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cortese, and Moscato. Among these, their Barbera d’Asti wines have earned widespread acclaim, showcasing the winery’s dedication to crafting exceptional expressions of Piedmont’s viticultural treasures.