La Court Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza DOCG 2010

Michele Chiarlo

La Court Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza DOCG 2010 play

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Italy / Piedmont / Barbera d'Asti
Grapes: 100% Barbera

The 55-acre Tenuta Aluffi is one of the most prestigious estates in the southern part of Asti, near the town of Nizza Monferrato, a choice area for exceptional-quality Barbera. Within Aluffi is the La Court estate, with excellent soils of magnesium-rich calcareous marl and a beneficial south-southwest exposure. This jewel of vineyard land receives the fastidious attention of the Chiarlo family so that its old vines produce extraordinary grapes. Following fermentation in large oak casks, the wine is aged in oak for a minimum of 12 months.

91 Points

Wine Advocate

2010 vintage
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harvest note

A cooler growing season in 2010 resulted in elegant wines of higher acidity. South-facing vineyards produced the most favorable results.

tasting note

Shows forward aromas of violets and spice before ripe flavors of black plum, dark chocolate and wild cherry. The wine has coiled, tangy acidity and a velvety texture.

food pairing

Pairs well with red meat, sausage, game and tomato-based dishes such as pasta Bolognese.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Barbera
APPELLATION: Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG
ABV: 14.28%
AGING: 1 year: half in large barrels and half in Allier barriques

points of distinction

  • A classic single vineyard Barbera from choice terroir.
  • Matured for 12 months in oak casks for greater complexity.
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“My aim has always been but one: quality.”

– Michele Chiarlo, Winemaker

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