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Clerico Arte 2015
Clerico Arte 2015

Our Price: $325.00
Bottle-size : 75 cl

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In 1977 Domenico Clerico decided to leave his job as a salesman in order to work full time in his family's estate. Domenico is a self-taught man and started his activity as a vigneron following the advice of his producer friends and experimenting in his cellar. At the beginning of the eighties he met Marco de Grazia who started marketing his wine in the US in 1983. In the meantime Domenico purchased vineyards in some of the most interesting crus of Monforte: Ginestra, Pajana, Mosconi and Bussia. Clerico is today a recognized star among Barolo producers.

The 2015 Langhe Arte is a blend of 90% Nebbiolo (from the Ginestra vineyard) and 10% Barbera from Mosconi. The Barbera adds lush darkness and softness. The Barbera allows for Arte to be released one year earlier compared to your average Barolo. But the Nebbiolo is dominant because it is meant to introduce the grape to those who may not be familiar with it. You can't co-ferment these two grapes, so they are vinified separately in stainless steel and assembled before going into barrique. Only 6,000 bottles are made. To the taste, the wine feels and acts like a Nebbiolo with polished tannins and delicate aromas. But the Barbera definitely plays an important role because you get a juicy wave of cherry and raspberry fruit as well. Wine Advocate 92

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