Sip of the Day

August 31, 2021

Day #[wpdts-day-of-year start=”post-created”] of the year.

Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d’Asti DOCG

Barbera was one of the first wines I drank when I was beginning to understand wine as part of the food culture in Italy. In Piemonte, winemakers always said that while they drank Barolo and Barbaresco on special occasions, Barbera was on their table the most. It’s easy to see why! Juicy and vivacious with notes of red berry and a solid support of acidity, plus really reasonably priced, Barbera d’Asti can always fit the mood or the meal. Barbera d’Asti Le Orme DOCG from Michele Chiarlo is a great example of how versatile and food-friendly this grape can be. It’s the wine I’d always keep on hand, for whatever impromptu dinner with friends or an evening when I’m just feeling like sipping a good glass of red.


Piemonte, Italy


100% Barbera

Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Le Orme, bottle image, red wine, Piedmont, Italy

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color with hues of violet. Elegant and intense, with notes of fresh mature red fruit, such as cherry and currant. Harmonious, with great structure and roundness. Beautiful savory finish.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Pairs well with chicken, mushrooms, pork, and grilled or roasted red meats


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