2015 Barbaresco 'Reyna', Michele Chiarlo, Piedmont

Vintage Description

A not excessively cold winter, but heavy rain and snow created an abundant water reserve. A mild spring led into a warm summer with a complete absence of rain from mid June until 10th August, which contributed to the grapes' perfect ripeness. September saw excellent diurnal temperature differences leading to the development of vibrant aromas and excellent phenological ripening of the red grapes. 2015 is being hailed as one of the greatest vintages of the last two decades.

Vinification took place in temperature controlled tanks with maceration lasting for 17 to 18 days on the skins. A gentle 'shower system' of submerging the cap was usedduring fermentation which took place at between 27 to 32°C. Malolactic fermentation took place in tank, before the wine was racked to large oak casks for 18 months. Further refinement took place in the bottle for a minimum of six months.


Tasting Notes

The 2015 vintage is being hailed as one of the greatest Barbaresco vintages of the last two decades.

This elegant and refined garnet coloured wine delivers delicate, complex and refined aromas, with ethereal notes of rose petals and tea layered upon small redberried fruits. On the palate, it is silky and beautifully balanced with soft, fine tannins and remarkable length on the finish. 100% Nebbiolo.


Vineyard Information

Michele Chiarlo is one of Piedmont's most prestigious winemakers, producing outstanding wines from some of the most exceptional sites in Piedmont, including Barolo's world famous Cannubi and Cerequio vineyards. Founded in 1956 by Michele Chiarlo and now run by his sons Alberto and Stefano, the Chiarlo philosophy 'is to capture the terroir' and with judicious use of oak they develop some wines for ageing and some which can be enjoyed earlier.


Colour Red Origin Italy
Region Italy Red ABV 14.00%
Drink From 2020 Drink To 2030
Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar