Wine CompanyBORGO ISOLABELLA
HolderMARIA TERESA ISOLABELLA
Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza Augusta
Denominazione di origine controllata superiore
Wine: Barbera d’Asti
Vineyard: 100% Barbera
Denomination: D.O.C.G Superiore "Nizza"
Area of planting: vigneti in Calamandrana e Nizza Monferrato, trasformazione nella cantina di Loazzolo
THE INFLUENCE OF THE TERROIR
A compelling taste and imposing texture accompanied by a clean
and refined bouquet.
6000 vines per ha.
AVERAGE VINE AGE
Estate vineyards located in the municipality of Loazzolo and some
in Calamandrana. All have a south to southeast aspect.
Produced from 100 % estate-grown barbera grapes Nizza is a Barbera d'Asti Superiore wine produced in a small wine-growing area comprising 18 municipalities around Nizza Monferrato. Both the wine-growing and wine-making processes are strictly regulated.
7 tonnes per ha.
VINIFICATION AND BOTTLING
The grapes are harvested by hand when fully mature, destemmed and lightly pressed. The must is fermented in horizontal vats at a controlled temperature of 26-28 °C. After 12 days maceration on the skins, the wine is separated off and transferred into stainless steel vats for malolactic fermentation. The wine is subsequently aged in small oak barrels for approximately 12 months before being bottled. By law Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOC cannot be sold until 18 months after the first January following the harvest.
Ruby red with purple highlights. Complex, intense nose, with preserved fruit, vanilla and slight toasty notes. Dry, warm and full in the mouth. Well-structured, lingering palate with a wellbalanced, lightly tannic finish.
Good accompaniment to main courses such as braised and roast meats and game as well as strong and mature marbled cheeses. Excellent with Fiorentina steak or T-bone steak. Serving temperature: 18-20° C
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