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.

92 Points
2018 vintage
90 Points
Wine Advocate
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
The vegetative cycle began in a normal period. The excessive rains of May and the first half of June put a strain on the winemakers, who had to keep attentive watch, as it created the ideal conditions for blight. Barbera clusters was abundant, especially in areas that had been hit with frost the previous year. Therefore, we paid particular attention to green pruning, especially of the Barbera, and thinning of the bunches in order to achieve yields that were beneficial for the wine we produced. From mid-June to August the climate was warm with scarce rainfall. From the end of August to the first half of September, we fortunately had particularly cool nights that allowed the development of intense and delicate aromas. The harvest took place in a regular time period, if not slightly ahead, with perfectly healthy and ripe grapes. The Barbera grapes reached an excellent physiological and phenolic maturation. The Nizza Wines have particularly intense aromas and excellent structure, they are certainly a great vintage.
Tasting Note
Cipressi Nizza 2018 is a supple red, packed with fresh blackberry, blueberry, and violet flavors, supported by a firm yet pliant structure. This is persistent, expanding on the finish with a nice sapidity and drinkability.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with cured meats, filled pastas, & red meat.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Barbera
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.75 g/l
ABV: 14.1%
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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