Domenico Clerico

Barolo

Domenico Clerico, who passed away in July 2017, began producing wine in 1976 as one of the progressive “Barolo Boys.” With a mix of both modern techniques but deep Langhe roots, Clerico’s classification is complicated. Their core winemaking philosophy is the belief that the quality of vines is the sole factor determining a wine’s potential.The estate is situated in Monforte d’Alba, right in the heart of Barolo, with outstanding vineyard holdings in four of the greatest crus of Monforte: Ginestra, Pajana, Mosconi, and Bussia. Clerico’s Barolos have been routinely outstanding (90 points or more), including topping Wine Spectator’s 2011 Top 100 Wines of the Year, with the Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2006 coming in at No. 8. Today, Oscar Arrivabene stands at Clerico’s helm, carrying on Domenico’s vision and dream of making pure wines that fully express the true character and potential of the land.

Tasting Notes

Extracted and dense, this Barolo offers typical aromas of tobacco, rose hips, violets, and balsamic sensations while packing dense fruit.


Cultivation

Blend of Clerico's best cru only from Monforte d’Alba. A blend of the top single vineyards-Pajana, Ciabot Mentin, and Percristina-this wine is unlike other entry level Barolo wines.


Vinification

Maceration on the skins for 20-25 days.


Aging

Aged for 16 months barrique, constant tastings to select those ready for the barrel assembly, 16 months in barrel (50hL), 1+ year in bottle.

APPELLATION

DOCG Barolo

VARIETAL

Nebbiolo

ABV

14.5%

ALTITUDE

200-400 meters

SOIL

Clay with small amount of sand

PHILOSOPHY

Sustainable

AVERAGE AGE

45-50 years

ANNUAL PRODUCTION

21,000 btls

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