Domenico Clerico

Clerico is one of the most respected names in all Barolo, and his wines are renowned for both winemaking of the highest quality and for exceptional character, deriving from outstanding vineyard holdings in four of the greatest crus of Monforte: Ginestra, Bussia, Pajana and Mosconi. The Barbera d'Alba and Dolcetto d'Alba from this estate are an easy and affordable way to enjoy the genius of this winemaker, and represent two of the greatest wines made from those varietals. Clerico's single-cru Barbera d'Alba "Trevigne" is matured briefly in barriques, 40% of which are new. His Dolcetto "Visadi" regularly receives 90 points from the major international publications. The barrique-aged Nebbiolo/Barbera blend "Arte" was the original "super-Piedmont" wine; Marc de Grazia and Clerico devised this blend together in 1983.

Vineyard Management: No systemic plant protection products (products which act by systemic transport – through the sap of the plant) are used. Sulfur- and copper-based products are the most prevalent. No herbicides are used (the soil is tilled). When needed, only organic fertilizer (manure) is used. There is little use of fertilizers in order to keep the grape production per vine low. Very careful use of SO2 in the wines.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Domenico Clerico Barolo 2014
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "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
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Clerico 'Aeroplan Servaj' Barolo 2013
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "This wine was not produced in 2012. The excellent 2013 Barolo Aeroplan Servaj (with fruit from the clay soils of Baudana in Serralunga d'Alba) is a powerful, generous and dramatic wine that promises a very long drinking future ahead. The fruit is dark, rich and exuberant. There is
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Clerico 'Ciabot Mentin' Barolo 2013
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97 "The 2013 Barolo Ciabot Mentin shines bright in this tasting of excellent new releases from Domenico Clerico. As with past vintages, this wine is distinguished by the intense inner energy it delivers from deep within and by the unyielding nature of its textural richness. There is
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Domenico Clerico Barolo 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+ "Exuberant and exciting, the 2013 Barolo is a fantastic new edition to the Domenico Clerico family. This wine was first introduced in 2011. Before then, the estate only made cru expressions. Here's how it works. The single-vineyard wines are vinified separately of course. The

Domenico Clerico 'Visadi' Langhe Dolcetto 2013
" Instead of doing two separate bottlings: Dolcetto di Dogliani (from vineyards near the cellar) and Dolcetto d’Alba from the Ginestra vineyard, Clerico declassifies his fruit, producing a Dolcetto di Langhe. Anything but average, Clerico's Visadi goes great with red meat or medium-aged cheeses.  

Clerico 'Aeroplan Servaj' Barolo 2010
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97 "The 2010 Barolo Aeroplan Servaj is a wine of celestial aspiration. It soars in beauty and intensity, imparting delicate aromas of wild berry, blue flower and balsam herb as it makes its steady ascent. It shows the best of Serralunga d'Alba. The quality of fruit is tonic and

Domenico Clerico Barolo 2011
94  International Wine Report 
Wine Advocate 94 "My memorable visit with Domenico Clerico left me with a lingering sensation of happiness and good cheer that lasted days. First, I was delighted to see the man himself in such high spirits and good shape. Second, the wines we sampled together all showed the impeccable precision

Clerico 'Ciabot Mentin' Barolo 2010
97  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94-97 "Intense, concentrated and long, with rich cherry and floral notes. "   Stephen Tanzer 95+ "Good full red. Liqueur-like plum and black cherry on the nose. Then fine-grained and classy but tightly wound, showing utterly primary flavors of cherry, red berries and menthol.

Clerico 'Aeroplan Servaj' Barolo 2008
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2008 Barolo Aeroplanservaj puts on a whole different act. Here, the emphasis is on elegance and finesse. The opulence and massiveness of the wine fits in with the Clerico philosophy, but unlike the Barolo Briccotto its strongest cards are played with a more subtle strategy.

Domenico Clerico 'Visadi' Langhe Dolcetto 2012
" Instead of doing two separate bottlings: Dolcetto di Dogliani (from vineyards near the cellar) and Dolcetto d’Alba from the Ginestra vineyard, Clerico declassifies his fruit, producing a Dolcetto di Langhe. Anything but average, Clerico's Visadi goes great with red meat or medium-aged cheeses.  

Clerico 'Arte' Nebbiolo 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2010 Langhe Rosso Arte is a crowd-pleasing blend of Nebbiolo (about 90 percent) and Barbera that drinks sumptuously even at this young age. It shows the important structure, acidity and promptness of fruit for a steady evolution. Many of Clerico’s best wines are engineered in

Domenico Clerico 'Visadi' Langhe Dolcetto 2011
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 - AG "The 2011 Langhe Dolcetto Visadi is gorgeous in this vintage. Sweet, silky layers of fruit caress the palate in this expressive, nuanced wine. The 2011 is a little laid back but it is very pretty just the same, as the starting point with this fruit is of a very high level.

Domenico Clerico 'Visadi' Langhe Dolcetto 2010
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The 2010 Langhe Dolcetto Visadi is a big, powerful wine bursting with dark varietal fruit, smoke and tar, all supported by clean mineral notes that give the wine energy and length. I especially like the voluptuous finish. This is a fabulous entry-level red from one of Barolo?s

Clerico 'Mentin' Barolo 2007
98  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 98 "The 2007 Barolo Ciabot Mentin is one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted at this address. Deep, sensual layers of fruit flow from the glass as this full-throttle, intense Barolo reveals its profound, breathtaking personality. The 2007 shows tons of Ginestra nuance, but with