Widely considered the most iconic and revered producer of Lambrusco, Cleto Chiarli was founded in 1860 and was the first wine-producing company in Emilia-Romagna. The pioneer of Lambrusco, the winery remains under family management with fourth generation brothers Mauro and Anselmo now leading the business.
A regular winner of the highest possible accolades, all wines are produced from three estates strategically positioned around the province of Modena, totalling over 100 hectares of vineyards. Tenuta Cialdini (30 hectares) lies in the heart of the wine-producing area of Lambrusco di Grasparossa in the Castelvetro municipality and provides grapes for the Cru Vigneto Cialdini. Tenuta Belvedere (20 hectares) is in one of the best areas for Grasparossa in the Spilamberto municipality, known for producing Pruno Nero Grasparossa. Tenuta Sozzigalli (30 hectares) lies to the north of Modena near the river Secchia, providing perfect conditions for Sorbara – this is where the multi-award-winning Lambrusco del Fondatore is made.
With state of the art equipment, some of the best vineyards in Emilia-Romagna and over 150 years of winemaking tradition, Cleto Chiarli now also produces a range of premium, award-winning sparkling wines, including a Blanc de Blancs (a blend of Pignoletto and Chardonnay) and Brut de Noir (Grasparossa and Pinot Nero).