La Court Nizza Riserva DOCG 2016

Michele Chiarlo

La Court Nizza Riserva DOCG 2016

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.

92 Points

Wine Advocate

2016 vintage
93 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2016 vintage
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harvest note

A vintage characterized by a dry summer with a nice temperature range.The harvest took place in mid-September, respecting typical time periods. Perfect climatic conditions have led to a wine of great balance and personality: silky with well-integrated tannins. Dark, clean fruity notes of blackberry and blueberry.The fruit integrity allowed us to obtain a wine that preserves all of its original elements and it complete. It is a great vintage.”

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: Castelnuovo Calcea DOCG
PH: 3.65
ACIDITY: 6.25 g/l
ABV: 14.20%

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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