Michele Chiarlo, La Court, Barbera D'Asti Superiore Nizza DOCG
La Court is one of the most important estates in Asti, a perfect platform for the Barbera grape. The Nizza vineyard wine, made from old-vine fruit, is elegant with great structure and longevity. Typically of the Chiarlo family, it’s a modern Barbera d’Asti, rich and fruit-forward with aromas of blackberry jam, spice and bay leaf
...old vines help explain the stature of the wine, which has a seemingly endless finish. Chiarlo manages to combine power and a stop you-in-your-tracks presence with suaveness. A patina of oak adds subtle creaminess without intruding. Michael Apstein, Wine Review Online.
Shows aromas and flavours of spice, ripe black plum, black cherry and dark chocolate. The wine has coiled, tangy acidity and a velvety texture. Tre Bicchieri, Gambero Rosso.
Hints of chocolate and walnut with black fruits on the nose. Full body, light tannins and a velvety texture. Lots of flavor.
92 points, James Suckling (November 2016)