Chiarlo is a member of The Grand Wine Tour: an association of the finest wineries across Italy offering exclusive wine tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and unique activities dedicated to wine lovers and a luxury clientele. TGWT Mark of Excellence is the very first Italian certification of quality distinguishing high standards in wine tourism hospitality.
Located in Calamandrana in Monferrato, Michele Chiarlo produces wines from some of the most prestigious vintages in Piedmont: Cannubi and Cerequio in Barolo, Asili and Faset in Barbaresco, and Rovereto in Gavi. The cellar is located in one of the most beautiful estates in the territory, La Court.
The cellar only vinifies the indigenous Piedmontese grape varieties as varietal wines, using only Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cortese and Moscato.
Certified by VIVA Sustainable Wine in 2011, Michele Chiarlo follows an integrated and sustainable agricultural approach that carefully monitors their environmental impact and all stages of production.
The estate's property also includes the Art Park La Court – the first open-air art museum among the vineyards, with works by Emanuele Luzzati, Ugo Nespolo, Giancarlo Ferraris and Chris Bangle – and the Relais Palas Cerequio, the first wine station expressly dedicated to the famous Barolo wines, where half a century of Barolo vintages are kept. Le Relais includes the Vertigo restaurant and offers a unique tasting option with more than 400 labels made from the Barolo's nine most famous vintages.
Art Park La Court and Relais Palas Cerequio are both located in the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato Wine Landscapes, which have been listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites since 2014.
Visit and tasting
- The Classic tour includes a visit to the vineyards in Calamandrana, Monferrato. An itinerary that leads to the discovery of Michele Chiarlo's wine creation, from winemaking techniques to refinement and bottling rooms. The visit ends with a tasting of 3 wines from the Classic range: Gavi DOCG Le Marne; Barbera d'Asti DOCG Le Orme "16 mesi" (la Barbera d'Asti par excellence); Moscato d'Asti DOCG Nivole
- The Premium tour invites visitors to discover the heart of Michele Chiarlo's wine production, by differentiating between grape varieties, production areas and terroir. A complete and unique insight into Piedmont: from tradition to innovation, from the hills of Gavi to those of Barbera, from the freshness of Moscato d'Asti to the elegance and power of Barolo. The visit includes the entrance to the art exhibition hosted in the cellar. At the end of the visit, you can taste five wines that have come to symbolize Michele Chiarlo: Gavi DOCG Le Marne; Nizza DOCG Cipressi; Piemonte Albarossa DOCG Montald; Barolo DOCG Tortoniano; Moscato d'Asti DOCG Nivole
- For those wishing to freely enjoy a day among the vineyards of La Court, you can experience the option Picnic a la court. The basket includes n° 2 half bottles of wine (to choose from: Gavi DOCG Rovereto, Nizza DOCG Cipressi, Moscato DOCG Nivole), n° 2 half bottles of mineral water, corn breadsticks Zefirio, (pack of 200g), Robiola Roccaverano, 1 sliced artisanal salami. As an alternative for vegetarian: frittata, a jar of garden vegetables in oil “Maddalena” (110g), gag of baked goods (Brutti e buoni biscuits or Baci di dama or Sweet hazelnuts).
Accessories included: cutlery, pre-packed biodegradable napkins (2 pcs per basket), biodegradable rectangular plate (2 pcs per basket), single pre-packed soft transparent glasses (2 pcs per basket) biodegradable bags (2 pcs per basket), n° 1 Michele Chiarlo corkscrew, waterproof mat (1 pc per basket), Michele Chiarlo brochures & map of the area.