Denomination: Nizza docg Riserva
Vines: 100% Barbera
Production area: Nizza Monferrato, Castelboglione, Calamandrana
Exposure and altitude: South, south / west 200/300 mt s.l.m.
Soil type: calcareous clay
Breeding Systems: Controspalliera guyot training system
Vineyard Age: Over 20 years
Harvest: Manual, maturing advanced in the third decade of September
Production For Ha: 70 ql HA
Vinification and Filling: After a careful selection of the vines and the grapes, the fermentation of about 10 days 15 days is produced at controlled temperatures of 28 ° in steel containers. The malolactic fermentation takes place in the tank, followed by maturation for 24 months in French oak barrels and tonneaux and for bottling for at least six months
Organoleptic card: In the area with a high vocation, Nice, the old vineyards on the best exposed slopes of the highest hills, give this jewel adorned with precious French woods. With an intense garnet color with warmer reflections over time, the nose is elegant, with notes of violet, small red fruits and tobacco. On the palate structured and harmonious, with persistent and soft tannin with a pleasant finish
Alcohol content: 14% vol.
Gastronomic matches: Ideal with first courses based on mushrooms or cheese, roasts and stews of red meat and game, aged cheeses. It should be served at a temperature of 18-20 ° C.
Possibility of aging: 7/10 years
Available formats: 0.75 L; 1.5 L;
There are about 26 members, including three producers, who are dedicated to the cultivation of 25 hectares of Barbera vineyards suitable for giving Nice docg. The scene of the vineyards, strictly with exposure from south to south-west, southeast, embraces both the sandy hills of the northern part, including the areas of Bricco di Nizza, Annunziata and Cremosina, and the more sandstone areas of the southern sector. 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 fi nishness of the sandy soil, 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 the summer of 2015.