I'll give you a bottle of Bordeaux if you can pronounce the first name of this producer correctly on one try. Nothing expensive. Just a little fun. Call me.
Michele Chiarlo makes a modern-styled wine that is approachable much earlier than the old guard producers. If you are Barolo-curios, or just questioning, this is a great wine to whet your whistle.
Note from the Author:
I looked up the difference between wet and whet. There is a grey area in this use of the phrase. But, I believe I got it right. But, feel free to correct me. I'm in uncharted territory.
Under $50/bottle in a case of 6...
The wine shows layered aromas of rose petals, juniper berries and fine spices. On the palate the acidity is balanced and the tannins are silky, leading to a long finish.
This wine is a superlative pairing for fettuccine with porcini, braised red meats, and well-matured cheeses.