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.

94 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2017 vintage
92 Points
Wine Spectator
2017 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2017 vintage was characterized by a long summer with very little rainfall. Therefore, in the vineyards, agronomic practices that allow us to preserve the freshness of the soil and the grapes were adopted. Exceptional work was done to oxygenate the roots and avoid the loss of leaves which were necessary to provide shade and protect the berries from direct sunlight. The period of thinning was also delayed in order to minimize any chance of damage to the grape clusters. In order to maintain elegance, freshness and to avoid an excessive alcohol gradation, the harvest took place approximately ten days early compared to the normal harvest period. The result is a wine with intense hints of raspberries and small red fruits combined with a sweet and fine spiciness. The taste is a rare balance (given the vintage) between opulence, freshness and favor on the finish.
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 savory finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with cured meats, filled pastas, & red meat.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Barbera
APPELLATION: Castelnuovo Calcea DOCG
PH: 3.51
ACIDITY: 6.05 g/L
ABV: 14.05%
AGING: Minimum of 18 months. Aged for 12 months in large oak casks before refinement in the bottle
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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