Located at the heart of Barolo in Monforte d’Alba, the Domenico Clerico estate has been making iconic wines since 1976, when the eponymous young winemaker took the reins. Beginning with just a small 4-hectare farm inherited from his father, Domenico sought out the best undiscovered plots in Barolo, thus pioneering the idea of single cru wines. In 1977 he purchased a plot in Bussia, followed by plots in Ginestra and Pajana as well as Mosconi in 1955 from which he produces the ‘Percristina’, named for his late daughter. Today the winery boasts 21 hectares of prime vineyard sites, including a newer plot in Serralunga d’alba purchased in 2005, from which Domenico created the ‘Aeroplanservaj’ Barolo.
Deep ruby red in color, this wine has notes of cherries, blackberries, blueberries and spices on the nose. The palate is very well-balanced with a long, persistent finish.
Fruity flavors, herbs and spices with a pinch of violets. Light tanins and well balanced.
This is a rich and opulent wine of noble substance supported by notes of fruit, flowers and spice as well as a woody, almost cedar-like note. An exceptional Barolo with a modern build that will age splendidly for several years.
Crystalline red berry fruit, with notes of ripe plum, dusty floral tones, crushed stone and sweet spices.
Intense garnet red. Notes of coffee and cocoa, with a reference to the berries and dried flowers. Powerful, with intense tannins and very persistent.
Inky dark, almost black, with a clear garnet edge. Marked scent of blueberries backed by blackberries and plums. Dark berry fruit, mouth-watering acidity and a boatload of smooth but perceptible tannins with a whiff of dusty minerality.