Langhe DOC 'Long Now' 2015 (750 ml.) -...
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Barolo 'Ciabot Mentin' by Domenico Clerico is an expression of great finesse and of the highest class. It is obtained from the vineyard of the same name, inserted within the Ginestra Cru. Long maceration and fermentation of the must around 30 days and aging first 16 months in barrique then another 16 months in 50 hl barrels. The process ends with an aging in bottle of about 2 years. Marked scent on the red fruit, which is crunchy, wild and in alcohol. Notes of licorice follow with toasted and spicy hints. Intense taste, involving and of great structure, of noble class. A wine with an almost unlimited life. Excellent.
Around the mid-70s of the last century, in 1976 to be exact, Domenico Clerico, at the request of his father, chose to take over the reins of the family farm, which at the time extended over an area of about five hectares and produced grapes to be delivered to the nearby winery. However, given the small earnings and at the same time convinced of the enormous potential of the lands of the Langhe, Domenico, assisted by his wife Giuliana in managing the estate, decided to start vinifying their grapes to produce quality wines.
With love and dedication he therefore began to take care of his vines, trying to interpret every minimum need at any time of the year. At the same time, Domenico purchased new well-located plots of vines, in the heart of Bussia, in the Ginestra cru and in the Mosconi cru, choosing soils characterized by optimal microclimatic characteristics.
Today Domenico Clerico's cellar has 21 hectares of vineyards, located in some of the best sub-areas of Barolo di Monforte d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba. At an altitude that varies between 150 and 450 meters above sea level, direct and careful management of the rows, with the utmost respect for the environment, nature, biodiversity and the ecosystem, genuine and precious grapes are harvested , which translate into labels with a thousand facets, olfactively seductive and tastefully complex.
This is how fatigue, sweat and stubbornness gave life to what can currently be considered a vital and dynamic winemaking reality, to be undoubtedly included among the most representative wineries of Monforte d'Alba. Company, that of Domenico Clerico, which best interprets above all the Nebbiolo grape variety, obtaining overwhelming wines in the olfactory scents, noble on the palate and infinite in persistence. From Barolo "Pajana" to Barolo "Aeroplanservaj", from Barolo "Ciabot Mentin" to Barolo "Percristina", without of course forgetting Barbera and Dolcetto: simply extraordinary wines.