Domenico Clerico

Langhe Nebbiolo Capisme-e

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.


Cultivation

Capismee means "understand me" in Piedmontese dialect and was named as such with the idea in mind that Nebbiolo from Barolo should communicate not only the character of the grape but also the terroir. This unoaked wine fully expresses the heart of Monforte d’Alba and Domenico’s love for Nebbiolo. Manually harvested the first ten days in October.


Vinification

Maceration on skins for 5-7 days.


Aging

Aged for 10 months in stainless steel.

APPELLATION

DOC Langhe

VARIETAL

Nebbiolo

ABV

14%

ALTITUDE

200-300 meters

SOIL

Clay

PHILOSOPHY

Sustainable

AVERAGE AGE

15 years

ANNUAL PRODUCTION

11,000 btls

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