The grapes to produce Gavi DOCG “Palás” Michele Chiarlo were harvested at optimal maturity and the clusters were sorted and gently pressed. The Gavi DOCG “Palás” Michele Chiarlo Fermentation took place in temperature controlled vats and rested in vat for three months to retain the freshness and aromatic qualities of the Cortese variety, prior to being bottled.
The grapes are grown in a vineyard facing east and southeast, which optimises the vine’s exposure to the sun. The vines are planted in white soils which are mainly composed of limestone and a small amount of clay, which help to impart elegance and freshness to the resulting wine.
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. Their stunning collection of Barolo and Barbera wines consistently receive 90+ points from Wine Advocate, James Suckling and Wine Enthusiast.