Barolo ‘Ciabot Mentin’, Domenico Clerico
Sourced from 40-50 year old vines in the Ginestra cru of Monforte d’Alba. Maceration with the skins occurs over 20-30 days. Aged in oak barriques (80% new – 20% second passage) for 24-30 months. 1833 cases produced.
The most representative wine of the estate, Clerico’s Barolo “Ciabot Mentin” comes from vines planted at 400 meters with south to southeast exposure, giving the wine its characteristic explosive aromas of ripe red fruit, licorice and mint.
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Press & Reviews
The 2010 Barolo Ciabot Mentin opens to a deep, dark color and tarry aromas of dark fruit and liquid smoke. The use of oak is bold but contained, adding extra layering to the supple finish.
Features a combination of cherry, spice, eucalyptus and woodsy notes, with buoyant fruit backed by beefy tannins. This changes constantly in the glass, boding well for the future. A dense, balanced red. Best from 2018 through 2032. 1,833 cases made.
This is a very pretty 2010 Barolo with very fine tannins, fresh fruit and hints of minerals. Medium to full body, delicately fruity finish. Give it until 2016 to soften the tannins a little.