Cipressi Barbera Nizza DOCG 2016

Michele Chiarlo

Cipressi Barbera Nizza DOCG 2016

Region: Italy / Piedmont
Grapes: 100% Barbera

The Cipressi wine gets its name from the Cipressi trees that are atop one of the hillsides of the chateau. Its color is ruby red with excellent depth and brilliant reflections. The fragrance is intense, with excellent complexity and pleasant notes of raspberries, cherries, and blackberry fruits.

91 Points

Blue Lifestyle

2016 vintage
90 Points

The Wine Odyssey

2016 vintage
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harvest note

The beginning of winter was characterized by mild temperatures and low rainfall. This gave way to temperatures that were well below the average for the end of winter. The spring saw heavy rains that did not create phytopathological damages but provided water reserves in the soil which proved invaluable during the long summer. During the ripening period, there wasn't persistent rain but sporadic thunderstorms from mid-August to late September. The storms encouraged the development of important aromas in perfectly healthy grapes with particularly thick skins. All of these elements allowed for the 2016 season to produce wines of great caliber.

tasting note

Intense ruby red. The aromas are surprising for its clarity and elegance, with notes of red fruit, mature cherry, raspberry and the sweet notes of tobacco. On the palate, it is complex, structured and impressive for its fresh softness and roundness with pleasing savoury finish.

food pairing

Pairs well with cured meats, filled pastas, & red meat.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Barbera
APPELLATION: Barbera Nizza DOCG
PH: 3.56
ACIDITY: 5.95 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Aged for 12 months in large oak casks before refinement in the bottle
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes

points of distinction

  • Matured for one year in casks followed by 9-10 months of aging in the bottle
  • about the grape +
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“My aim has always been but one: quality.”

– Stefano Chiarlo, Winemaker

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