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.

93 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2016 vintage
91 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2016 vintage
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
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

Barbera
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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