Michele Chiarlo Gavi Le Marne 2015

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SKU 02179

750ml

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Since 1956, the Piemontese winemaker Michele Chiarlo has foreshadowed the continuing quest for quality on the part of so many of Italy's conscientious producers. From the beginning, the Chiarlo family winery has made superior Barberas and high quality Barolos that today are consistently among the most renowned expressions of these wines. Now, additional varieties help carry the firm’s reputation for purity of grape variety and terroir, including this delicious Gavi Bianco. From the beginning, Michele Chiarlo has directly managed or personally overseen every aspect in the production of his wines. Since the early 1990s, his sons, Alberto and Stefano, have also held management roles. Alberto, the elder, directs marketing and sales; Stefano, an enologist by profession, manages vineyard operations and collaborates in production in the cellars.

This citrusy, fleshy dry white is made of 100% Cortese, which is the grape used to make Gavi Bianco in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Look for pure notes of lemons, tangerines and minerals with hints of almonds & pignolia nuts. A great alternative to Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or unoaked Chardonnay, serve this with seafood antipasto, shellfish, green salads w/poached shrimp, sliced fennel, dried apricots and almonds, or with cheeses, especially Langa La Tur from Piedmont, a blend of sheep, goat and cow’s milk.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Gavi
Brand Michele Chiarlo
Alcohol/vol 12.86%
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Wine EnthusiastDelicate scents of honeydew melon, orchard fruit and a whisper of white spring flower lift from the glass. The savory palate offers white peach, green apple, sage and a hint of toasted almond alongside bright acidity. A light mineral note signals the close.

Kerin O'Keefe, July 1, 2016

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