Michele Chiarlo La Court Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG 2013

£38.94

6 Bottles: £233.68

VAT included

Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Barbera 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Michele Chiarlo

Tasting notes - An appealing and structured wine, complex and elegant, with hints of coffee, tobacco and black fruits. Its richness and elegance places it amongst the finest wines in Chiarlo's portfolio.

Awards
Tre Bicchieri, Gambero
Rosso, 2017

No of cases

A richly textured wine with nuances of coffee and
chocolate together with red fruit flavours, elegant and
beautifully balanced.
Producer Note
Michele Chiarlo is one of Piedmont's truly great winemakers. The family owns 60
hectares of vineyard in three of the classic growing areas - Langhe, Monferrato and
Gavi and have access to a further 50 hectares through long-term relationships with
their growers. Michele has insisted on total quality since his first vintage in 1956, an
ethos which his sons Stefano and Alberto adopt today. The Chiarlo style is highly
elegant, they make complex wines that can age for decades but above all reflect
their provenance - some of the finest vineyard sites in Piedmont.
Vineyard
The grapes come from the La Court vineyard. A prestigious site originating from the
1800s, the single parcel covers three hectares. The vineyard has a southeast to south
western exposures at 240 metres above sea-level and produces very low yields. The
vines are Guyot trained. The soils are designated as ‘Artisane Sands’ which consist of
calcareous clay marl of sedimentary marine origin with high lime and sand content.
They produce ample, intense and elegant wines with good structure and longevity.
Manually harvested.
Winemaking
The grapes were fermented on the skins in 55 hectolitre oak barrels for a period of 12
days at controlled temperatures of between 27° to 30°C. Oak maturation lasted for
one year: 50% in 55 hectolitre French oak barrels and 50% in Allier oak barriques,
followed by a further 18 months in bottle prior to release.
Tasting Note
An appealing and structured wine, complex and elegant, with hints of coffee,
tobacco and black fruits. Its richness and elegance places it amongst the finest
wines in Chiarlo's portfolio.
Serving Suggestion
Excellent with braised beef cheek with caramelised roscoff onions, grilled red meats
and a fine cheese platter.
Grape
Barbera 100%

 Awards
Tre Bicchieri, Gambero
Rosso, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2013
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles