2017 Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza Cipressi
2017 Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza Cipressi,Intense ruby red in color, this wine is clear and elegant on the nose, offering aromas of red fruit, mature cherry, raspberry and the sweet notes of tobacco. On the palate, it is complex and structured, with fresh softness and roundness as well as a pleasing savory finish.
Cipressi Nizza is an ample, well-structured wine that possesses excellent harmony and freshness.
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).
Barbera is a dark-skinned wine grape variety found in several Italian wine regions, including its native Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Puglia, Campania and even the island regions, Sicily and Sardinia. At the turn of the 21st Century, it was Italy’s third most-commonly planted red wine grape, after Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Barbera grapes are used both in blended wines and varietals – the latter are becoming increasingly common as Italy continues its move towards varietal labeling.
Nizza DOCG(formerly Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza) is an appellation in Piedmont, ltaly. The wines are made specifically from Barbera grapes. The DOCG was created in 2014.The Nizza zone covers a relatively large and hilly area immediately south of Asti town, and around the town of Nizza Monferrato, for which it is named.
Michele Chiarlo is a producer in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, specializing in wines from its best-known sub-regions: Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti and Gavi.
The winery was established by Michele Chiarlo in 1956 with inaugural vintages of Barbera and Moscato from Asti, produced its first Barolo in 1958 and, in 1987, bought part of the prestigious Cerequio vineyard, which is informally considered to be one of Barolo’s “cru” sites.