• "Visadi" Dolcetto Langhe DOC 2018

      “Visadi” Dolcetto Langhe DOC 2018

      Fragrant fresh and smooth, aromatic fullness and plenty of fruit. A wonderfully multi-layered Dolcetto in the impeccable style of the Clerico house. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,43
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: Salad with duck breast
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292518 ·  0,75 l · 14,17 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      10,63 €
    • "Trevigne" Barbera d'Alba DOC 2017

      “Trevigne” Barbera d’Alba DOC 2017

      In contrast to the past, this full and fragrant Barbera is now aged to a greater extent in large oak barrels - and less in barriques. This benefits the softness, fruitiness and suppleness of this beautiful wine. Tre Vigne means that the grapes come in equal parts from the top sites Mosconi, Ginestra and San Pietro. Deep dark ruby red. In the bouquet fine scent of sour cherries and violets, in the full and soft taste a pleasantly fresh acidity which refines the long drinking pleasure. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • 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 Acidity: 6,83 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292417 · 0,75 l · 23,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,45 €
    • "Capisme-e" Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 2018

      “Capisme-e” Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 2018

      In the bouquet berries, liquorice and deep red fruits. Super structure, personality and class on the palate. Sheer elegance and clerico pleasure without waiting for further maturation. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months small wooden barrel (acacia)
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 69 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,29
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05293018 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "Arte" Rosso Langhe DOC 2017

      “Arte” Rosso Langhe DOC 2017

      A strongly Nebbiolo variant of a Langhe Rosso and thus in the appearance of a Barolo with the discreetly juicy and fruity component of the Barbera grape. In the bouquet some cherry and blueberry, then autumn leaves, walnuts and forest soil. In the drink very soft and delicate, 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

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • 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: 33,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,28
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028
      • Food Recommendations: Venison ragout
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292317 · 0,75 l · 37,56 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,17 €
    • 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

      "Bright, living ruby. In the nose noble wood, liquorice and blackberries, a hint of icing sugar. On the palate red cranberries, juicy acidity, covered with powerful tannin, noticeable wood, discreet drying." Falstaff

      "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:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months 50/50 barrique/tonneau
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 80 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05293415 · 0,75 l · 45,36 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      34,02 €
    • Barolo DOCG 2016

      Barolo DOCG 2016

      Forest fruits in the bouquet, in addition ink, tobacco and gentian. The juicy, full taste is supported by velvety tannins of only very little astringency and goes through a great development in the glass, which is already inspiring. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lustrous mid ruby. Freshness and lift on the nose and with plenty of depth. Just a touch of oak. Lush and fresh palate with a polished, grainy layer of tannins. A wine to drink gallons of." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2016 Barolo is bright, fresh and full of life. Medium in body and perfumed, the straight Barolo will give readers a good idea of the direction the estate is headed in. Light on its feet and nuanced, with good energy, the 2016 is quite attractive. But more than that, it points to a very bright future here." Vinous

      "This red is fresh, elegant and underscored by a solid tannic structure. A bit compact midpalate, compressing the black cherry, blackberry, iron, tobacco and spice flavors. Sleek and long, with terrific balance." Wine Spectator

      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months 50/50 barrique/tonneau
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,96 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05293416 · 0,75 l · 46,65 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      34,99 €
    • 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 Acidity: 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 · 94,75 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      71,06 €
    • 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 Acidity: 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 · 94,75 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      71,06 €
    • 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 slight garnet edge. Compact nose, shows rich notes of blackberry, dark cherries, in the background some chinese bark. It literally explodes on the palate, lots of ripe, present fruit, then opens up with lots of fine-meshed tannin, salty depth, rich pressure.SUPERIORE.DE

      "A tough customer, with big, burly tannins dominating any fruit at this stage. Nonetheless, this is not overly astringent, and may just need more time. Fresh and long on the finish." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,22 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,96 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,96 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292215 · 0,75 l · 96,05 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      72,04 €
    • 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 fruit and spices, the elegant tannins are accompanied by a pleasant freshness on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Leather and spice flavors seep around the edges, amplifying the core of cherry and plum in this rich, muscular red. Despite the dense tannins, this is balanced, lingering with an aftertaste of fruit, tobacco and iron." Wine Spectator

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,92 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292115 · 0,75 l · 96,05 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      72,04 €
    • Barolo "Pajana" DOCG 2016

      Barolo “Pajana” DOCG 2016

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

      "Lustrous mid ruby. Bright, red fruit with a certain roundness to it. Polished palate of red fruit and firm, but ripe tannins and a wonderful succulent finish with clinging tannins. Firm grip and endless fresh fruit." Jancis Robinson

      "The aromas are shy but the flavors are expressive, featuring black cherry, blackberry, plum, licorice and tobacco notes. Showing burly tannins, this powerful red will take a little longer to come around." Wine Spectator

      • Wine Spectator :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: 35,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,39
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292216 · 0,75 l · 103,85 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      77,89 €
    • Barolo "Ciabot Mentin" DOCG 2016

      Barolo “Ciabot Mentin” DOCG 2016

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

      "Youthful mid ruby. At first a little muted on the nose. Energetic red fruit over a massive, finely chiselled layer of tannins. Fragrant finish that is endlessly changing from succulent fruit to massive tannins and back again. Complete." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2016 Barolo Ciabot Mentin is a bold, generous wine. Expressive balsamic overtones and searing tannins give this brooding Barolo plenty of Ginestra bite. Time in the glass brings out red fruit, blood orange and mint nuances. The 2016 has good aromatic energy but the finish feels a bit compact and smothered by oak." Vinous

      "A supple, luscious red, packed with cherry, black currant and violet flavors, showing light accents of tar, iron and wild herbs. This is backed by a dense structure, yet remains beautifully integrated, even at this youthful stage. Excellent length. Offers fine purity and harmony overall." Wine Spectator

      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 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: 33,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05292116 · 0,75 l · 103,85 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      77,89 €
    About the winemakers
    Domenico Clerico
    Piedmont
    Domenico Clerico

    "Nobody can imagine today how poverty-stricken we were here in the sixties," Domenico Clerico often told, also about hunger in his childhood. At first he didn't want to take over his father's farm, because he earned more by trading olive oil. Only when the "modernists" around Elio Altare, Enrico Scavino, Giorgio Rivetti, Marco Parusso and Angelo Gaja returned from abroad with their ideas, did he change his mind. 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 from the takeover of the farm he noted: "...the land on which we live has a value that we have not yet fully understood...".

    It was so typical of Domenico Clerico. Because he was the first to use the most modern cellar technology, such as Roto-fermenters - a kind of agitator for fermentation tanks - which is why his wines always turned out a little darker and his tannins a little softer and silkier and fermented much faster. They were therefore also ready for sale earlier. At that time this was definitely an advantage.

    A brain tumor forced him to have surgery. Barely fit again, he began building his new basement, a state-of-the-art million-dollar project. But he himself was back in the vineyard, tending and cultivating his vines. Little by little he purchased about 21 hectares, practically all of them in the best Barolo locations, such as Bussia, Ginestra, Pajana or Mosconi.

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

    Early on Clerico exported to America, some vintages almost complete. As creator of the cult wine "Arte", a cuvée of Nebbiolo and Barbera, and its more accessible Barolo specialities, he was the star winemaker there. Today, the Domenico Clerico winery exports around 80% to the USA. This leaves just 5% for Germany. For its powerful, substantial Barolo, which accounts for about half of the total production, but also for its excellent "Barbera d'Alba Trevigne", the internationally highly respected winery receives high ratings from wine critics every year.

    It was always the land, it was always Barolo that fascinated him, and until shortly before his death in 2017 he was to be found in his vineyards. He left the "business", as he called it, in good time 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 business. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1976
    • owner: Giuliana Clerico
    • Oenomen: Gianmatteo Rainieri and Oscar Arrivabene
    • Annual production: approx. 110.000 bottles
    • Vineyard area: approx. 21 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation