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
Wine Enthusiast
2016 vintage
92 Points
Wine Advocate
2016 vintage
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%
Unique Selling Points
  • A classic single vineyard Barbera from choice terroir.
  • Matured for 12 months in oak casks for greater complexity.

About the Grape

With relatively high acidity with low tannins, Barbera’s tart red berry aromas and flavors have spicy, herbal notes. Styles range from light quaffers to dense, concentrated wines for aging.
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