2018 Domenico Clerico Barolo

48.95 40.45
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Domenico Clerico
Year 2018
Grape Nebbiolo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2042
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In 1976 Domenico Clerico took over his father's company with his wife Giuliana. The company had 4.5 hectares of vineyards located in the most beautiful places in the Barolo area in Piedmont. Domenico now has 21 ha of vineyard in the Barolo area in Montforte d'Alba and Serralunga d'Alba. No insecticides, pesticides or fertilizers are used in the vineyards. He likes to release single vineyard wines, because in his opinion they best reflect the terroir. His wines are generally rich, aromatic and relatively easily approachable even young. All in all, a producer highly acclaimed internationally for going to great lengths to create quality wines that are in balance and for constantly reviewing his methods in search of perfection.

This beautiful Barolo is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes. The Ginestra vineyard (4ha) is located in the heart of the Barolo. The sticks were planted around 1985. In the vineyard, the work is done entirely by hand. In October, the grapes are carefully selected and picked by hand. After a soft pressing, they undergo the fermentation process on the skins for a period of 15 to 20 days. The further aging of the wine takes place partly for a period of 24 months in Slovenian oak barrels and partly for a period of 18 to 24 months in French oak barrels, of which 40% are new and 60% previously used. The wine is then blended and bottled. In the cellars of the domain, the wine remains in the bottle for a few months before it is released on the market.

The Dominico Clerico Barolo has an intense ruby red color with elegant, complex scents of tobacco, black cherries, espresso, raspberry, licorice and spices in the nose. The taste is full, powerful and harmonious due to the sweetness of the tannins. The finish is powerful and long lasting.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Domenico Clerico
Grape Nebbiolo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2042
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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