Wednesday we met with Adam Chiarlo of Piedmonte's famed Michele Chiarlo Vineyards (pictured below). We tasted 8 wines from his crisp white Gavi to his legendary Barolo Cerequio. All are exceptional as one would expect. Today's topic is the Michele Chiarlo Barbera "Le Orme". This is a wonderful red wine with both cherry and raspberry bouncing out of the glass. The structure is seamless and it is filled with enticing spice. This is a medium bodied red and particularly suitable for warm weather recipes. The Barbera "Le Orme" is a serious wine yet not so big in body that it is cumbersome in 100 degree weather. The other thing is the price. The 2011 Michele Chiarlo Barbera "Le Orme" is $16.95. 10% off cases. It is our pick for today because it is a truly lovely wine at a price which does not reflect the great quality of this bottle.
All the very best,
Rex & Michele
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
The Barbera d'Asti:our first wine, is our greatest love.
Our Superior Barbera is Orme.Orme su La Court is, in fact, our artistic park, located right in the Barbera vineyards.
The grapes for the Orme Barbera are cultivated here and also in other Barbera vineyards (Montemareto and Costa delle Monache) in the Asti area, historically noted as a Barbera producing region.
A small, big, classic among Italian wines.
It remains, according to Italian and foreign magazines, a "Smart Buy" and one of the most popular wines served by the glass
in Italian restaurants all over the World.
Orme, the first Barbera "16 months", expresses a red fruity, tasty and elegant full taste.
The proof is always in the glass!