La Court Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza Riserva DOCG
This wine is a Barbera d'Asti Superiore born in the heart of the Nizza DOCG classification, in Castelnuovo Calcea - Piedmont, where Michele Chiarlo 's La Court estate is located. This Barbera Nizza is produced exclusively in excellent vintages and the first bottle dates back to the 1996 vintage.
After careful manual harvesting, the must ferments in 55hl oak vats for about 15 days in contact with the skins, with twith a soft “shower” system of wetting the cap at a temperature between 30-27 °C. It follows vat malolactic fermentation and aging, variable depending on the vintage, but usually 50% in barriques and 50% in large barrels. After the assembly, the wine is refined in the bottle for a further 12-18 months.
The colour is a deep ruby red, with brilliant purple hues. The bouquet is complex, delicate, enveloping with great personality, composed by notes of black cherries, chocolate and coffee. On the palate, Michele Chiarlo's Barbera Nizza is well-structured, showing great freshness and silkiness at the same time. We suggest serving the wine at a temperature of 18 °C.
FOOD MATCHING SUGGESTIONS
La Court Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza by Michele Chiarlo is the ideal wine in combination with all typical first courses of the Piedmontese tradition, such as agnolotti with roast sauce or fettucini with porcini mushrooms, as well as roasted veal and aged cheese.
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Michele Chiarlo: four generations of winemakers in the land of Piedmont, four production areas (Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti and Gavi) for the four historical, traditional Piedmontese vines (Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cortese and Moscato), vinified in four different styles. But the only one is the spirit that has always revealed itself in all the expressions of Chiarlo: from inside the glass to the great events in artistic location, from the family’s work within the company to the worldwide promotional tours, from the culture of books and of the Barolo Caveau to the convivial pleasure
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