Faset, the elegance of Barbaresco

Faset, the elegance of Barbaresco

March marks the beginning of a new year of oenological experiences with Michele Chiarlo for our Wine Club members; we kick off this journey with our first lot of the year, dedicated to the prestigious Barbaresco DOCG Faset. A unique opportunity to explore the most elegant facet of Barbaresco through two extraordinary vintages that will leave you breathless.

Faset: an honorable… Menzione

Produced only in exceptional vintages and in limited quantities, Faset embodies the elegance and beauty of one of the most renowned Menzione geografica aggiuntiva (Mga) of Barbaresco, in the heart of the appellation. This icon of our production is born from a careful selection of Nebbiolo grapes from a one-hectare vineyard in the central and highest part of the appellation, perfectly facing southwest: a large and steep basin covered with vineyards, with the western side sloping towards the Tanaro River. The calcium and magnesium-rich soils make it an area of excellence, giving Barbaresco a silky texture, with elegant and aristocratic tannins.

Faset was also the first Barbaresco DOCG to be distributed by La Place de Bordeaux, the «Big League» of wine trade (as the network is often called by insiders), alongside the most famous labels in the world.

In the lot, you will find two great vintages of Barbaresco Faset: the vibrant 2019 and the refined 2016. Two extraordinary vintages, unique expressions of this remarkable territory, each with its own character and charm.

2019 | An outstanding harvest. In the mouth, character and structure harmonize beautifully, with a dense and silky tannin texture. An exceptional vintage, perfect for enjoying in its early years yet boasting remarkable and rare longevity. Best ratings:
– 93/100 Wine Spectator
– 93/100 Vinous Antonio Galloni
– 93/100 Kerin O’Keefe

2016 | The 2016 will be etched in memory for its exceptional quality. It was a harvest defined by weather following the classic seasonal patterns, without meteorological anomalies, which enabled the impeccably healthy grapes to attain a flawless and even ripening within the customary timeframe. A vintage of unparalleled excellence. Best ratings:
– 94/100 Wine Enthusiast
– 93+/100 Robert Parker Wine Advocate
– 93/100 Vinous Antonio Galloni
– 93/100 James Suckling



  • n. 1 bottle of Faset Barbaresco DOCG 2019 (75 cl)
  • n. 1 bottle of Faset Barbaresco DOCG 2016 (75 cl)



What is Michele Chiarlo Wine Club?

Real privilege is where passion finds the right space. We consider our Wine Club as a way to gratify the people who have always supported our winery and its efforts in putting the quality of the products together with the beauty of the territory, in a constant pursuit of excellence which is the foundation of our idea of winemaking. But it is also an opportunity for those who have recently discovered our winery and want to share with us the experience of living in one of the most renowned and highly appreciated wine regions in the world.

How does Michele Chiarlo Wine Club work?

To receive exclusive offers from our Wine Club, you will just need to sign up to our newsletter. Every month, special lots will be presented: extremely rare bottles, great vintages, limited editions or tickets for exclusive events or dinner with the producer. Our offers, available only for specific periods and in limited quantities, will be sent exclusively to our members, giving them the chance to make their reservation by filling up a designated form. Loyalty to the Wine Club and active participation will be greatly rewarded: more exclusive services, rewards and selected and customized gifts will be made available.