“The two hills, next two each other, are garnished at the summit with a ring of cypress trees, evoking something magical. I thought about a night sky full of stars, furrowed by the mysterious outlines of orbits, planispheres, something present. Then the stars superimposed one another where the lines met at crossroads, as if to signal the encounter, like a map of the stars”.
(Giancarlo Ferraris, label designer)
Name:Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza DOCG
Surface area of the vineyard:3 Ha
Soil:Called the ‘astiane sands'’, it consists of calcareous clay marl of sedimentary marine origin, with good presence of lime and sand, rich in microelements, in particular magnesium
Vineyard exposure:The best exposures facing south, south-west
Vineyard elevation:250 m s.l.m.
Colour:Purple with brilliant ruby hues
Nose:Ample, intense, elegant with notes of black cherry, cocoa, coffee
Taste:Very good structure, fresh, velvety with a long, silky finish
Accompanies:Agnolotti with a wild rabbit sauce, tagliolini with porcini, roasted veal and well-matured cheeses
Acquired in 1995, Tenuta La Court was created to be the «Chateaux del Nizza Docg». The former...