• "Visadi" Dolcetto Langhe DOC 2017

      “Visadi” Dolcetto Langhe DOC 2017

      Fragrantly fresh and cuddly, aromatic fullness and abundant fruit. A splendid Dolcetto in the impeccable style of the Clerico house. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This 2017 Langhe Dolcetto Visadì is an against-the-grain presentation that aims to show what this variety can achieve. The fruit represents a blend of various sites, with some adding structure (Mosconi and San Pietro) and Ginestra adding elegance. Five days of maceration tempers the naturally rustic side of the grape. The result is an easygoing and imminently drinkable expression that is nicely fruity and perfumed. It's a very fresh and bright Dolcetto that would pair perfectly with any simple pasta and meat sauce combination." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Salad with duck breast
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292517 ·  0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Trevigne" Barbera d'Alba DOC 2016

      “Trevigne” Barbera d’Alba DOC 2016

      Unlike before, this full and fragrant Barbera is now aged to a greater percentage in large oak barrels - and less in barriques. This is to the advantage of the softness, fruitiness and suppleness of this wonderful wine. Tre Vigne means that the grapes come equally from the top vineyards of Mosconi, Ginestra and San Pietro. Deep dark ruby red. In the bouquet fine smell of sour cherries and violets, in the full and soft taste a pleasantly fresh acidity, which refines the long drinking pleasure. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This was an easy growing season for Barbera in general, and the additional time in wood (80% in tonneaux and 20% in barrique) for the 2016 Barbera d'Alba Trevigne has beautifully intensified this wine. Bold cherry and blue notes of dried forest berry appear on the nose along with pleasant spice and tobacco. Compared to this estate's 2015 Barbera, this vintage shows deeper aromas, with less acidity on the tongue and more ripeness and fruitiness to fill the palate. Try it with the Piedmont favorite of agnolotti and meat roast sauce." Robert Parker

      "This is very lively and delicious with dark fruit, orange peel and a hint of chocolate. Medium to full body, tangy acidity and a flavorful finish." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 80/20 tonneau/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,83 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,30 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292416 · 0,75 l · 22,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      16,90 €
    • "Capisme-e" Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 2017

      “Capisme-e” Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 2017

      Impressive the Langhe Nebbiolo Capisme-e. In the bouquet berries, liquorice and deep red fruits. Super structure, personality and class on the palate. Sheer elegance and Clerico enjoyment without waiting for further maturation. superiore.de

      "This entry-level Nebbiolo offers rich density and an accessible style that makes the wine immediately attractive and delicious. There is plenty of dark fruit but no over-ripeness, even in this hot vintage. This is not a wine of imposing structure, and in fact, it offers a soft and fruit-filled finish." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months small wooden barrel (acacia)
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05293017 · 0,75 l · 26,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,50 €
    • "Arte" Rosso Langhe DOC 2015

      “Arte” Rosso Langhe DOC 2015

      Strongly Nebbiolo embossed variant of a Langhe Rosso and thus in the impression like a Barolo with the discreet juicy and fruity component of the Barbera grape. In the bouquet some cherry and blueberry, then autumn leaves and forest soil. Very soft and delicate to the touch, the polished tannins make it appear smoother and more accessible than the Nebbiolo dominance would suggest. A wine of great freshness and complexity, with good structure and made for a long life. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2015 Langhe Arte is a blend of 90% Nebbiolo (from the Ginestra vineyard) and 10% Barbera from Mosconi. The Barbera adds lush darkness and softness. The Barbera allows for Arte to be released one year earlier compared to your average Barolo. But the Nebbiolo is dominant because it is meant to introduce the grape to those who may not be familiar with it. You can't co-ferment these two grapes, so they are vinified separately in stainless steel and assembled before going into barrique. Only 6,000 bottles are made. To the taste, the wine feels and acts like a Nebbiolo with polished tannins and delicate aromas. But the Barbera definitely plays an important role because you get a juicy wave of cherry and raspberry fruit as well." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Nebbiolo, 10% Barbera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,10 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,80 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: deer ragout
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292315 · 0,75 l · 37,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      27,90 €
    • "Arte" Rosso Langhe DOC 2016

      “Arte” Rosso Langhe DOC 2016

      Strongly Nebbiolo embossed variant of a Langhe Rosso and thus in the impression like a Barolo with the discreet juicy and fruity component of the Barbera grape. In the bouquet some cherry and blueberry, then autumn leaves and forest soil. Very soft and delicate to the touch, the polished tannins make it appear smoother and more accessible than the Nebbiolo dominance would suggest. A wine of great freshness and complexity, with good structure and made for a long life. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Beautiful aromas of dark berries, and hints of dark chocolate and some bark. Medium-to full-bodied and tight and focused with taut tannins, pretty fruit and a walnut aftertaste." James Suckling

      "This blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera has always been made the same way: It is aged for one year in barrique and always in new oak. In fact, you could say the style veers more toward the so-called "super Tuscan" side of the spectrum rather than that of a traditional Langhe. The 2016 Langhe Arte shows beautiful tones of tobacco and spice with plenty of black, luscious fruit at its core." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Nebbiolo, 15% Barbera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,30
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Food Recommendations: deer ragout
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292316 · 0,75 l · 38,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      28,90 €
    • Barolo DOCG 2014

      Barolo DOCG 2014

      Fruits of the forest in the bouquet, with ink, tobacco and gentian. The juicy, full taste is supported by velvety tannins of only very low astringency and runs through a great development in the glass, which already inspires today. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lovely aromas of cedar, smoke and dried strawberries. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Linear and tight. Very well done for the vintage." James Suckling

      "This was a very expensive year to make wine. The team at Domenico Clerico had to deal with three devastating hail storms and were forced to use helicopters (something that is no longer allowed today) for vineyard treatments. Happily, the 2014 Barolo seems to have moved past its difficult birth. Tasted today at this young stage in its evolution, the wine is steady and intense with lovely berry tones that rise delicately to the top. The mouthfeel is also richer and more complete than I expected. The blend is 90% Nebbiolo from Ginestra and 10% from Mosconi." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months 50/50 barriques/tonneau
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05293414 · 0,75 l · 45,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping8 units available

      33,90 €
    • Barolo DOCG 2015

      Barolo DOCG 2015

      Fruits of the forest in the bouquet, in addition ink, tobacco and gentian. The juicy, full taste is supported by velvety tannins of very low astringency and undergoes a great development in the glass that is already inspiring today. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Tasted blind. Lustrous mid ruby. Subdued but with a clear underlying concentration of fruit. Supple and succulent and well balanced. Attractive tannic bite on the long and generous finish, which ends a little racy." Jancis Robinson

      "This young Barolo is really savory with dried-fruit, cedar and hot-stone character. Full-bodied, focused and intense. Very long and chewy finish." James Suckling

      "This is an extremely elegant and graceful expression with classic Monforte d'Alba characteristics: The wine shows a tight and powerful inner core and the qualities (integrated acidity and tannins) for long cellar aging. You have everything in this one package." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months 50/50 barriques/tonneau
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05293415 · 0,75 l · 46,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      34,90 €
    • Barolo "Pajana" DOCG 2014

      Barolo “Pajana” DOCG 2014

      Pajana - the most modern wine of the entire Clerico range - presents itself closed, compressed and with great potential. Rich ruby with a light garnet edge. Compact nose, shows rich notes of blackberry, dark cherries, in the background some cinchona bark. Explodes formally on the palate, much ripe, present fruit, then opens with much fine-meshed tannin, salty depth, rich pressure. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lustrous and concentrated ruby. A hint of sweet oak, but very closed on the nose. With aeration the purity of the fruit emerges. Very polished and elegant with fine grainy tannins and great acidity. Very long and elegant." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2014 Barolo Pajana is a very pretty that balance the natural richness of this site with the more floral, savory notes that are typical of this cool, late-ripening vintage. Sweet red cherry fruit, rose petal, mint, sage and anise add attractive aromatic top notes. Time in the glass brings out redder tonalities of fruit, with shades of pomegranate, blood orange that lead into the super-expressive finish. This is very nicely done." Antonio Galloni

      "Extremely floral and bright. Dried lavender and strawberries follow through to a full body with round and juicy tannins. Solid finish. This is structured and powerful." James Suckling

      "The Pajana vineyard is known for its loose, sandy soils and red-colored earth, and the 2014 growing season brought cool and wet conditions. This cru is a nice, loyal expression of those Nebbiolo grapes. The 2014 Barolo Pajana is dark and thickly structured, and probably more accessible overall. This wine can be enjoyed in the medium-term, after five years (more or less) of cellar time." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 37,20 g/l
      • Total Acid: 7,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,70 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,28
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292214 · 0,75 l · 97,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      72,90 €
    • Barolo "Ciabot Mentin" DOCG 2014

      Barolo “Ciabot Mentin” DOCG 2014

      The great Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra from the historic Clerico vineyard. Open-hearted bouquet of ripe fruits and spices, the elegant tannins are accompanied by a pleasant freshness in taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lustrous mid ruby. A shade darker in fruit and deeper than Pajana.  A fine, long-lasting layer of clayey tannins. Vivid acidity. Very complete and a little more muscular than the Pajana, but the whole is truly elegant." Jancis Robinson

      " This is a sensational 2014 with such power and finesse. Aromas of dried flowers, dark berries and light earth follow through to a full body, with tight and super polished tannins and a long, long finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 7,01 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,70 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,30
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292114 · 0,75 l · 97,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      72,90 €
    • Barolo "Pajana" DOCG 2015

      Barolo “Pajana” DOCG 2015

      Pajana - the most modern wine of the entire Clerico range - presents itself closed, compressed and with great potential. Rich ruby with a light garnet edge. Compact nose, shows rich notes of blackberry, dark cherries, in the background some cinchona bark. Explodes formally on the palate, much ripe, present fruit, then opens with much fine-meshed tannin, salty depth, rich pressure.SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2014 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,85 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,32
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292215 · 0,75 l · 98,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      73,90 €
    • Barolo "Ciabot Mentin" DOCG 2015

      Barolo “Ciabot Mentin” DOCG 2015

      The great Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra from the historic Clerico vineyard. Open-hearted bouquet of ripe fruits and spices, the elegant tannins are accompanied by a pleasant freshness in taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,25 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,92 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,75 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292115 · 0,75 l · 98,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      73,90 €
    • Barolo "Briccotto" DOCG 2010 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Barolo “Briccotto” DOCG 2010 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Briccotto is a traditional Barolo from the Crulage Bussia, which is only available in 1.5 litre bottles (edition 2010: 750 Magnums). The vineyard extends over 0.3 hectares and is planted with Nebbiolo vines, some of which are 40 years old. Incredibly complex aromas of coffee, tar, black cherries, leather, roasted hazelnuts and dark chocolate, smooth and seductive on the palate. A monument. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich ruby with a light garnet edge. Intense, finely drawn nose with pronounced fruity nuances, much blackberry, dark cherry, also some cranberry. On the palate dense, polished tannin, almost silky core, embedded in ripe berry fruit, in the finale earthy notes, hearty and long." Falstaff

      "The 2010 Barolo Briccotto is immensely soft and velvety with a bold and immediate style that is uncommon in the 2010 vintage. Compared to other wines from 2010 that are initially shy and hesitant, the Barolo Briccotto sings in a loud and clear voice the second you pour it from the bottle." Robert Parker

      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months 80/20 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,40 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,88 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,80 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,29
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05293110 · 1,5 l · 166,66 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping3 units available

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    About the winemakers
    Domenico Clerico
    Piedmont
    Domenico Clerico

    "Nobody can imagine today how poor we were here in the sixties," Domenico Clerico often said, also about hunger in his childhood. At first he did not want to take over his father's farm, because he earned more with the trade of olive oil. Only when the "modernists" around Elio Altare, Enrico Scavino, Giorgio Rivetti, Marco Parusso and Angelo Gaja returned with their ideas from abroad did he think differently. And became the most radical modernist of the young savages in Piedmont.

    In 1976 he took over two hectares of vines and two hectares of peach trees from his father and asked him for support if he would switch completely to viticulture. In a document on the takeover of the farm, he noted: '... the land on which we live has a value which we have not yet fully grasped...'.

    It was always the land, it was always Barolo who fascinated him, and until shortly before his early death in 2017 he was to be found in his vineyards. The "business", as he called it, he left to his team around his wife Giuliana and Luciano Racca, his "right hand". In the meantime, his two nephews have also been integrated into the company.

    It was so typical of Domenico Clerico. He was the first to use the latest cellar technology, such as Roto fermenters - a kind of stirrer for fermentation tanks - which is why his wines were always darker and his tannins softer and silkier and fermented much faster. They were therefore also ready for sale earlier. It was an advantage then.

    A brain tumor forced him into surgery. Hardly fit again, he started building his new cellar, a state-of-the-art million-euro project. But he himself was again in the vineyard and nursed and tended his vines. He gradually acquired around 23 hectares, practically all in the best Barolo locations, such as Bussia, Ginestra, Pajana or Mosconi.

    His top barolo "Percristina" reminds of his daughter who died young. The Barolo "Ciabot Mentin" to the former owner of the site Ginestra. The new Barolo "Aeroplanservaj" is called, as Domenico's father had called the lively rascal: "Wild Airplane". Somehow Domenico was always this rascal. Mischievous and humorous. That's how it was with the labels. Since he liked all the designs of a Florentine artist, Aeroplan Servaj is only available in a wooden box of six with all the designs, each bottle is decorated with a different label. These artist boxes have been very popular with collectors for years.

    Already early Clerico exported to America, some vintage almost completely. As the creator of the cult wine "Arte", a cuvée of Nebbiolo and Barbera, and his more accessible Barolo specialities, he was the star winemaker there. Today, the Domenico Clerico winery exports around 80% to the USA. For Germany, only 5% remains. For its powerful, substantial Barolo, which accounts for about half of the total production, but also for its outstanding "Barbera d'Alba Trevigne", the internationally renowned winery receives high ratings from wine critics every year. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1977
    • Owner: Giuliana Clerico
    • Önolgen: Massimo Conterno and Gianmatteo Rainieri
    • Annual production: approx. 120,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 23.5 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation