Released with additional bottle age, the Michele Chiarlo 2020 Nizza Riserva La Court shows a soft side that is shaped by hot-vintage fruit and extra ripeness. There is a lot of intense blackberry in this fully loaded Barbera. The wine is layered with spice, leather and sweet tobacco. Syrupy crème de cassis appears on the close.
A polished, succulent version, this red features bright plum, blackberry and loam flavors, with spice and tobacco accents. Balanced, with a light grain of tannins on the trim finish.
“La Court” is a stunner of a Barbera! The nose is full of dark black fruits, sweet baking spices, mint and dried herbs. The wine’s structure is beautiful with fine tannins and vibrant acidity around a core of dark cherries and blackberries. This is a Barbera for your cellar (2025–2032)
The 2019 Nizza Riserva LaCourt from 45-year-old vines, saturates the palate with inky dark fruit, leather, smoke, licorice, tobacco, mocha and chocolate. La Court is fermented in oak uprights then aged in a combination of cask and smaller French oak barrels.
Michele Chiarlo 2019 Nizza Riserva La Court boasts a composed personality with plum, dark fruit, earth and wild rose. This pretty wine is streamlined and tapered with a silky finish that imparts long-lasting flavors and freshness. Volume and ripeness are replaced here by length and consistency.