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“Autumn in a Glass” Profile That We Crave from Barolo Plus Age Without the Wait!
It’s the $60 Aged Barolo for Just $35, Delivering That Inviting “Autumn in a Glass” Profile We Want from Piemonte - Without the Wait! 40% in Savings for 48 Hours.



When it comes to the prized wines of the Langhe Hills, it seems the only topic on everyone’s mind these days is the benchmark vintage of 2016 in Barolo and Barbaresco, or even further north into Gattinara, with the response to our recent offering of Giacomo Conterno’s new project – Nervi Conterno. As inspiring as these wines are, and this vintage is, it is easy for us to forget they require patience and additional aging. For IWM, we are always looking for an inviting Barolo or Barbaresco that captures the aged “autumn in glass” characteristic that Piemonte achieves best.

The challenge is often finding that special mature wine with fair pricing that is accessible for many to appreciate. That brings us to the wine that recently surprised the entire IWM team in a tasting at the store – it was the 2012 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano. It is a wine that simply offers approachability on the palate and in the pocket, showcasing the tertiary spectrum that can make the noble Nebbiolo so alluring.

If you are familiar with Piemonte, you know that Michele Chiarlo is an important name and figure in Barolo with prized holdings in the crus of Cannubi, Cerequio, and Asili, not to mention other efforts throughout the region. At times, the wines of the estate have been too modern for both Sergio and the IWM team; however, it is the 2012 Barolo Tortoniano that showed us a more mature side of this producer and flagship label. The eponymous wine is a nod to the “Tortonian” epoch and the magnesium and manganese soils that formed more than nine million years ago and contribute to making this Barolo so rich and unique. It is worth further noting, this expression does include fruit from the prized Cerequio vineyard.

As for the 2012 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano, it is a seamless expression with eight years of age in the perfect drinking spot for many to enjoy at home this season. The wine captures the more feminine side of Barolo with its inviting fruit and silky texture, and taste profile that manages to cover much of the flavor spectrum. We agree with the Wine Advocate, the Barolo Tortoniano is a “great choice for lovers of Italian wine who are only beginning to experiment with the great wines of Piedmont.”

We can all use a little value these days, and thanks to a unique buying opportunity, we are able share additional savings with our loyal patrons for the next 48 hours. It is a wine that can command $60+ elsewhere, and today, we are offering this aged expression for just $34.99. The wines have just arrived in New York.

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2012 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano
Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “This wine is now in a magic spot with eight years of maturity from the 2012 vintage, as the tertiary flavors are just entering the profile. The Tortoniano label is best known for its soft inviting fruit and elegance, showcasing a more feminine side of Barolo. Well, it’s silky texture and exotic nuances are on full display today. The nose reveals notes of dried cherries, roses, potpourri, and black tea. On the palate, sweet cherries, blood orange, cinnamon, cocoa, tobacco, a touch of smoke, leather, truffle, and underbrush all join the party, adding an umami element to this richly layered expression. The wine becomes more herbal and tea-like on a dry and coiled finish that hints at further aging. But for today, what’s not to like? This is simply fun drinking, seamless Barolo, delivered at a ridiculously fair price. Let the wine breathe an hour or two for best results.”

Kerin O’ Keefe, Wine Enthusiast: “Aromas suggesting ripe berry, exotic spice, Alpine herb and a whiff of blue flower come together in the glass. The dense, round palate offers black raspberry, fleshy cherry, licorice and espresso alongside velvety tannins. It's already surprisingly accessible. Drink through 2022.

Monica Larner, Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate: “This wine is known for its mid-weight appeal and delicate floral fragrances. The 2012 Barolo Tortoniano is true to form. The bouquet is silky and finessed with cola, anise seed, grilled rosemary and lightly spicy Teriyaki sauce. There is fruit here, but it is fleeting. You get more cherry and cassis characteristics in the mouth than you do on the bouquet. June 2016.”

This is an email ONLY offer. Should you have any questions on these exciting wines, or would like to take advantage of this offer that is only available until 11:59, Monday 10/5/20, or while supplies last, we are asking that you email orders back to chris.deas@italianwinemerchants.com, connect with your personal portfolio manager, or mention receipt of this offer if calling the store. All orders subject to confirmation and IWM is not responsible for typographical errors on pricing.

All my best,

Chris

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Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 2012 750ml
Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 2012 750ml
Price: $59.99
Special Price: $34.99

Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “This wine is now in a magic spot with eight years of maturity from the 2012 vintage, as the tertiary flavors are just entering the profile. The Tortoniano label is best known for its soft inviting fruit and elegance, showcasing a more feminine side of Barolo. Well, it’s silky texture and exotic nuances are on full display today. The nose reveals notes of dried cherries, roses, potpourri, and black tea. On the palate, sweet cherries, blood orange, cinnamon, cocoa, tobacco, a touch of smoke, leather, truffle, and underbrush all join the party, adding an umami element to this richly layered expression. The wine becomes more herbal and tea-like on a dry and coiled finish that hints at further aging. But for today, what’s not to like? This is simply fun drinking, seamless Barolo, delivered at a ridiculously fair price. Let the wine breathe an hour or two for best results. more info