Growing Conditions

CHIARLI is the most ancient producer of typical wines from Emilia-Romagna. The Company was founded in 1860. ‘Cleto Chiarli Tenute Agricole’ produces quality wines obtained from a selection of the best grapes, which are harvested from over 100 hectares (247 acres) of vineyards owned by Chiarli and from the most typical areas for the production of DOC wines in Emilia-Romagna.

- VINEYARD LOCATION: Cialdini estate (commune of Castelvetro)
- ELEVATION: 90 meters
- SOILS: Alluvial soil with coarse gravel lenses covered by silt
- TRAINING SYSTEM: Geneva Double Curtain
- FARMING PRACTICES: Phytosanitary defense with integrated pest management
- AGE OF VINES: planted in 1995


YIELD: Up to 18,000 kg per hectare


55,000 bottles per year


A hundred years after its founding in 1860 the Chiarli family debuted a new wine, appropriately named "Centenario." It used the Charmat method of effervescent winemaking that Chiarli had introduced to Lambrusco production area a few years earlier. Centenario a new wine for a new age showcased the slightly sweeter side of Lambrusco. The wine is amabile, literally "lovable," a designation for wines that are sweet but not so sweet they can only be served with dessert. It's produced with Lambrusco Grasparossa, a grape variety with deep color and high natural acidity that can counter the sugar content. The result is a well-balanced, intense red, soft, lightly effervescent wine that is indeed lovable.

Traditional pressing with a 36-hour long maceration. Fermentation at 18°-20° C. Second fermentation (‘Pris de Mousse’) in ‘cuve close’.

- TYPE OF YEAST: Selected
- POST-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Cold stabilization with lees contact for 1 month, followed by blending
- SECOND FERMENTATION: In autoclaves (pressurized tanks)
- MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Partial, in tank before second fermentation
- FILTRATION: Crossflow filter


1-2 weeks bottle aging


Very fruity, all the grapes’ fragrances can be felt.


Its smoothness makes it surprisingly pleasant, though avoiding excesses. Captivating.


Semi-sweet wine of an intense red colour. Lively and fading froth of a marked rosé colour.

Food Pairing

A part form being an good companion for traditional cuisine from Emilia, it is also indicated as an accompaniment to desserts.