Denomination: Nice docg
RiservaVitigni: 100% Barbera
Production area: Nizza Monferrato, Castelboglione, CalamandranaExposure and
Altitude: South, south / west 200/300 mt slm
Type of soil: Clayey limestone
Breaking systems: Controspalliera training method guyot
Vineyard age: Beyond 20 years
Harvest: Manual, late ripening in the third decade of September
Production Per Ha: 70 quintals HA
Viniﬁcation and aging: After a careful selection of vineyards and grapes, fermentation of about 10 days 15 days is produced at controlled temperatures of 28 ° C in steel containers. The malolactic fermentation takes place in the tank, followed by maturation for 24 months in French oak barrels and tonneaux and the aging in the bottle for at least six months.
Organoleptic chart: In the area with a high vocation, Nice, the old vineyards on the better exposed slopes of the hills taller, they give this jewel a ﬃ born in fine French woods. Intense garnet color with warmer reflections over time, the nose is elegant, with notes of violets, small red fruits and tobacco. Structured and harmonious on the palate, with persistent and soft tannins with a pleasant ﬁ nal
Alcoholic degree: 14% vol.
Gastronomic pairing: Ideal with first courses based on mushrooms or cheeses, roasts and stews of red meat and game, mature cheeses. It should be served at a temperature of 18-20 ° C.
Possibility of aging: 7/10 years
Available sizes: 0.75 L; 1.5 L,
There are about 26 members, of which three producers, who are dedicated to the cultivation of the 25 hectares of Barbera vineyards suitable for giving Nizza docg. The anaphy of the vineyards, strictly with exposure from south to south-west, south-east, embraces both the sandy hills of the northern part, among which the areas of Bricco di Nizza, Annunziata and Cremosina stand out, as well as those more sandstone of the southern sector and south east where we meet the areas of San Michele, San Nicolao, Mandolone, Mantilera. The richness and variety of the soils is expressed in a Reserve that integrates the elegance and fineness of sandy soils, with the structure and power of the most clayey soils. The result is a well balanced wine, thanks also to the good course of the grape cycle in summer 2015.