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Il Chiosso
Fara DOC
Piemonte

In collaboration with the University of Milano, Il Chiosso uses the “Lotta Integrata” approach in the vineyards, eliminating the use of insecticides in favor of natural pest management. In the winery, the use of additives and preservatives is limited, and inert gases such as nitrogen and argon are used throughout the winemaking process in order to capture as much nuance from the Alto Piemonte terroir as possible.


Owner: Arlunno and Cambieri families
Website: www.ilchiosso.it
Winemaker: Marco Arlunno
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Nebbiolo, Vespolina, Uva Rara

Vineyard Location: Comune di Fara e Briona
Orientation: South-Southwest
Elevation: 656-820 ft
Vines Planted: 2001
Trellising: Simple Guyot
Vines/Acre: 1,416
Yield/Acre: 28 ql
Soil: Clay of morainic origin

Vinification
Grapes are manually harvested; fermentation in stainless steel using natural yeasts at a controlled temperature of 82-86°F for 10 days, immediately followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel at 64-68°F

Aging Process
24 months in large French oak botti, 12 months of bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red with garnet reflections
Bouquet: Intense notes of fresh fruit, white chocolate and undertones of balsamic
Flavor: Excellent structure with balanced tannins
Pairings: Pairs well with white meats, red meats and cheeses such has formaggio erborinati

Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 8,000 bottles