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2019 Michele Chiarlo Italian (Piedmont) Red "Cipressi Nizza"

Michele Chiarlo 2019 Cipressi Nizza Barbera

Winery: Michele Chiarlo

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cipressi Nizza"

Wine Category: Italian (Piedmont) Red

Grape blend: 100% Barbera

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Piedmont

State or country: Italy

Price: $29

Cases produced: 6,000

KWG Score: 93 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: May 26, 2023

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Barbera from Michele Chiarlo opens with a blackberry and black cherry bouquet with notes of espresso and leather. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, dense and lively. The flavor profile is a cedar influenced extracted blackberry and stony minerality blend with notes of black tea and dried strawberry. I also detected hints of licorice and black pepper. The finish is dry with mouth drying tannins that stick around for a while. I would decant this Barbara before pairing it with grilled meat. A dry rubbed skirt steak comes to mind. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Bright ruby red.
Nose: Surprising for its clarity and elegance with hints of violet, blackberries, raspberries, and spicy sweet notes.
Taste: Full, well-structured, harmonious; an impressive wine with its fresh softness and final savory and round flavor.
Accompanies: Cured meats, pasta with meat sauce, risotto, & medium-aged goat cheeses.

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