BARBERA D'ASTI D.O.C. SUPERIORE "Nizza"
"Nizza" is a Barbera d'Asti Superiore wine produced in a small area surrounding Nizza Monferrato, made up of 18 municipalities. The grapes exclusively come from old vineyards high up on hillsides with exposure at midday. The yield is restricted to less than 70 quintals per hectare, equal to 48 hectolitres of wine. These are the essential conditions for creating this well-structured wine.
Fining in large oak barrels allows for a fully matured and well-balanced wine.
GRAPE VARIETY
Barbera 100%
PRODUCTION AREA
Municipalities of Nizza and Calamandrana
HARVEST
Late, towards mid October with careful selection of grapes
CHARACTERISTICS:
Colour: intense purplish red tending towards garnet
Bouquet: complex, delicate, with hints of mature fruit, cocoa and spices
Flavour: full-bodied, enveloping, seductive and silky. It displays hints of bitter almonds and vanilla due to fining in oak
MATURATION
This wine reaches its peak at about 3 -4 years of age and maintains its quality for a surprisingly long time
SERVING TEMPERATURE
17-18°C
ACCOMPANIMENT:
this is a great wine, excellent with white truffle based dishes, roast meats and game
What is Nizza