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
2017 vintage
90 Points
Wine Spectator
2017 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2017 vintage was characterized by a long summer with very little rain. Therefore, agronomic practices were adapted in the vineyards that allowed us to preserve humidity in the soil and freshness of the grapes. Exceptional work was done to oxygenate the roots: the leaves in front of the bunches are not removed to prevent risk of burns and delaying of the clusters thinning operations took place in late summer.
Tasting Note
This is a vintage of rare opulence and depth without losing the typical elegance, harmony and charm of La Court with a long potential longevity (more of 10/12 years).
Food Pairing
Ravioli with meat sauce, tagliolini with porcini mushroom, roasted veal and well-matured cheese.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Barbera
APPELLATION: Castelnuovo Calcea DOCG
PH: 3.55
ACIDITY: 5.75 g/l
ABV: 14.3%
Unique Selling Points
  • A classic single vineyard Barbera from choice terroir.
  • Old vineyards with very low production
  • This wine is really one of a few top Barbera in term of complexity, potential aging and finesse
  • Top rated of Italian and international guides and review

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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