For this week’s virtual wine dinner, we head “Back to Barolo” to taste one of the appellation’s most iconic and compelling wines: The 2016 Barolo “Tortoniano” by Michele Chiarlo, one of Italy’s most revered winemakers (and one of the nicest families you’ll meet in the Italian wine trade; you may remember Stefano Chiarlo from his appearance at one of our virtual dinners during the lockdowns).

The Chiarlo family makes a number of Barolos, including highly-rated single vineyard wines. But the wine I always come back to is this classic, blended Barolo, a wine that reflects the greatest tradition of winemaking there. Over the last twenty years or so, the new interest in Barolo has prompted many winemakers to focus on the single-vineyard bottlings (Chiarlo included). But when you talk to the old folks there, they invariably tell you that the greatest Barolos are blended by growers like Chiarlo who own multiple vineyards in top growing sites.

Why do they call it Tortoniano? You just have to join the call to find out!

It’s going to be a fun one. I know our guests are going to enjoy this wonderful wine. I hope you can join us. Thanks, as always for your support.

Jeremy Parzen
wine director

Back to Barolo
Virtual Wine Dinner & Seminar
with ROMA wine director Jeremy Parzen

Thursday, November 4
7:30 p.m.
guests will be provided with a Zoom link

$119 per couple

Please email Jeremy to reserve
by clicking here.


Formaggio di Capra
Mixed greens with goat cheese, fennel,
figs and a light vinaigrette

Gnocchi con Salsiccia
Gnocchi tossed with sausage in a light tomato sauce

Stinco di Maiale
Braised pork shank with a wild mushroom sauce

Michele Chiarlo 2016 Barolo Tortoniano, Piedmont

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