Domenico Clerico

Langhe Rosso Arte

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

From 1 hectare of Nebbiolo from the Ginestra cru and a small percentage of the best Barbera of the year. Manually harvested from October 10th onwards.


Vinification

Nebbiolo and Barbera are fermented and aged separately.


Aging

They are finally assembled for 16-18 months in French oak barriques.

APPELLATION

DOC Langhe

VARIETAL

Nebbiolo, Barbera

ABV

14.5%

PHILOSOPHY

Sustainable

AVERAGE AGE

20 years old Nebbiolo, 40 years old Barbera

ANNUAL PRODUCTION

4,500 btls, 500 magnums

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