“While in other works, they were mentioned only as present, here the cypress was the protagonist. I experienced their charm and imagined them as a mythical element with long shadows… then I remembered certain rainy harvests, the tiring transport of the baskets in the still wet soil, so I matched them to the substance, to the roughness of the earth”.
(Giancarlo Ferraris, label designer)
Area of origin:Only from the better exposed vineyards; vineyards of reference on the La Court estate
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:From south-east to south-west
Vineyard elevation:230 - 280 m s.l.m.
Colour:Intense ruby red
Nose:Surprising for its clarity and elegance, red fruit, mature cherry, raspberry and the sweet notes of tobacco
Taste:Complex, structured and impresses for its fresh softness and roundness; pleasing savoury finish
Serving temperature:16-18 °C
Accompanies:Cured meats, filled pastas, red meat
Acquired in 1995, Tenuta La Court was created to be the «Chateaux del Nizza Docg». The former...