Cipressi gets its name from the cipressi or cypress trees atop one of the hillsides of the estate. The Barbera grapes are from the well-exposed vineyards from the famed La Court estate. The soil is called astiane (meaning of Asti) sands and consists of calcareous-clay marl of sedimentary marine origin with a good presence of lime and sand and rich in microelements, particularly magnesium. Following fermentation, the wine is aged for one year in large oak casks before refinement in the barrel. Nizza was previously part of the Barbera d’Asti DOCG but was elevated to its own DOCG in 2014.

Tasting Note

A bright ruby red, this wine has notes of raspberries and spices. It is a full bodied, well-structured, and harmonious wine. The finish is savory and long.

Food Pairing

This is a very pleasant wine, easy to match with many international dishes. It is especially good with pasta dishes with different sauces as well as poultry and red meats (beef and pork).

Unique Selling Points
  • Nizza DOCG - Previously part of Barbera d'Asti DOCG, elevated to its own DOCG in 2014
  • From the better exposed vineyards of the La Court Estate
  • Very low yield, hand harvested with summer thinning of excess bunches
  • Matured for one year in large oak casks, refined at least 6-8 months in bottle

About the Grape

With relatively high acidity with low tannins, Barbera’s tart red berry aromas and flavors have spicy, herbal notes. Styles range from light quaffers to dense, concentrated wines for aging.
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