Michele Chiarlo La Court Nizza Barbera d'Asti Superiore 2017

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Michele Chiarlo La Court Nizza Barbera d'Asti Superiore 2017

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.

 

Michele Chiarlo La Court Nizza Barbera d'Asti Superiore 2017

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 most prestigious winemakers, producing
outstanding wines from some of the most exceptional sites in Piedmont, including
Barolo’s world famous Cannubi and Cerequio vineyards. Founded in 1956 by Michele
Chiarlo and now run by his sons Alberto and Stefano, the Chiarlo philosophy “is to
capture the terroir” and with judicious use of oak they develop some wines for ageing
and some which can be enjoyed earlier. Their stunning collection of Barolo and
Barbera wines consistently receive 90+ points from Wine Advocate, James Suckling and
Wine Enthusiast.

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 15 days at
controlled temperatures of between 27° to 30°C. A gentle shower system of submerging
the cap was used to extract flavour, colour and structure. Malolactic conversion took
place in stainless steel tanks. The wine was refined for 30 months. Oak maturation
lasted for 12 months: 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, which is complex and elegant with layers of black
cherry, cocoa and coffee. Harmoniously balanced, it has a velvety palate and a long,
silky finish. Its richness and elegance places it amongst the finest wines in Chiarlo's
portfolio.
Grape
Barbera 100%

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