Asili is a prestigious and historic Added Geographical Indication of the Barbaresco Docg, a designation which has made vinification possible in only four municipal districts in Langhe: Alba, Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso.
A majestic and ample cru, which turns 360° around the eponymous hamlet. The first label with the name Asili goes back to 1967. A cru «indisputable character which gives the Barbaresco elegance, finesse and charm […] a terroir with rare personality», (Atlas of the vineyards of Langa, edited by Carlo Petrini, Slow Food Editore, 2000, p. 262). The excellent exposure and the calcareous clay soils, rich in microelements, give the wines produced here a great complexity, their delicate and silky finish: the “quintessence of refinement»
(Barbaresco MGA, Alessandro Masnaghetti Editore, 2016, p.52)
Extension:1 Ha approximately
Altitude:250 m s.l.m.
Soil:Blue grey calcareous marl having a basic pH with a small presence of clay, poor in organic matter, but rich in microelements such as magnesium and calcium
Sustainability and care for the land:The Asili Cru is part of the V.I.V.A. "Sustainable Wine" project which Michele Chiarlo has adopted to improve and monitor its own environmental impact and sustainability across the entire chain
Core Zone Unesco:The Asili Cru is in located within one of the 6 core zones which comprise the fiftieth UNESCO site in Italy: The Viticultural landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, were declared World Heritage Sites in 2014