La Court Nizza Riserva DOCG 2015

Michele Chiarlo

La Court Nizza Riserva DOCG 2015

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.

93 Points

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2015 vintage
90 Points

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harvest note

2015 was characterized by a long, dry summer. Fortunately, the mid-August rains arrived and helped to restore the water balance in the vines. By adequate thinning of the bunches the vines were able to channel all their energy to the few remaining clusters during the last month of ripening. Along with sunny days and fresh nights, this resulted in a splendid maturation. Harvest time took place during the customary period (September 18th-24th).

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

Agnolotti with a wild rabbit sauce, tagliolini with porcini, roasted veal and well-matured cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Barbera
APPELLATION: La Court Nizza Riserva DOCG
PH: 3.65
ACIDITY: 6.25 g/l
ABV: 14.2%
AGING: 1 year in barrique and 18 months in bottle

points of distinction

  • Aged 1 year in barrique followed by 18 months in bottle
  • A classic single vineyard Barbera from choice terroir.
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“My aim has always been but one: quality.”

– Michele Chiarlo, Winemaker

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