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Nizza D.O.C.G.

THE INFLUENCE OF THE TERROIR

A compelling taste and imposing texture accompanied by a clean and refined bouquet.

 

GRAPE VARIETY

Produced from 100 % estate-grown barbera grapes Nizza is a Barbera d'Asti Superiore wine produced in a smallwine-growing area comprising 18 municipalities around Nizza Monferrato. Both the wine-growing and wine-making processes are strictly regulated. Estate vineyards located in the municipality of Loazzolo and some in Calamandrana. All have a south to southeast aspect.

 

VINIFICATION AND BOTTLING

The grapes are harvested by hand when fully mature, destemmed and lightly pressed. The must is fermented in horizontal vats at a controlled temperature of 26-28 °C. After 12 days maceration on the skins, the wine is separated off and transferred into stainless steel vats for malolactic fermentation. The wine is subsequently aged in small oak barrels for approximately 12 months before being bottled. By law Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOC cannot be sold until 18 months after the first January following the harvest.

 

TASTING NOTES

Ruby red with purple highlights. Complex, intense nose, with preserved fruit, vanilla and slight toasty notes. Dry, warm and full in the mouth. Well-structured, lingering palate with a wellbalanced, lightly tannic finish.

 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Good accompaniment to main courses such as braised and roast meats and game as well as strong and mature marbled cheeses. Excellent with Fiorentina steak or T-bone steak.
 

YIELD

7 tonnes per ha.

 

DENSITY

6000 vines per ha.

 

AVERAGE VINE AGE

10 years

 

ANALYSIS

Barbera d'Asti Superiore D.O.C.G. “Nizza”

Alcohol: 14.10% vol.

Reducing sugars: 3.00 g/l

Total acidity: 5.50 g/l

PH: 3.50

Volatile acidity: 0.35 g/l

 

Exposure

N NE E SE S SO O NO

%Vol

14,5

Service Temperature

18 - 20° C

A compelling taste and imposing texture accompanied by a clean and refined bouquet.

 

Awards

2018
2017
2016
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