HolderFamiglia Miroglio Giovanni Minetti A.D.
Mora di Sassi Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza
Denominazione di origine controllata superiore
Wine: Barbera d’Asti
Denomination: DOCG Superiore
Area of planting: Nizza Monferrato
Best with meat, game, aged cheese and very appreciated as after dinner drink.
Colour: deep ruby red with typicl purple hues. Nose: sweet, complex, fruity, wide with scent of strawberries, vanilla, coffee beans and cacao and interesting ripe berbera grape aroma with typical violet scent. Palate: rich of ripe fruit flavours, velvety, with special taste of spices, harmonic and very well-balanced with a pleasantly great elegant finish. Mora di Sassi is a full bodied wine, impressive with a great balance between the concentrated fruit nd the alcoholic warmness.
The name of Mora di Sassi comes from a containment wall made of stones "sassi", now used as a place name. The vineyard is ideally situated in Nizza Monferrato at 250 m. above sea level, in the heart of Nizza doc area the most restrictive appellation for the Barbera d'Asti. Looking south, it extends on 3,5 ha. and the growing system is a traditional Guyot. The soil is mostly calcareous and clayey. The yield in the area of the vineyard delicated to the Mora di Sassi doesn't exceed 60 q. of grape per hectare. The 2004 vintage was a very healthy grapes vintage, low acidity and interesting sugar content.
"Ripeness is all". Mora di Sassi is a special fruit-wine, rich in terms of flavours coming from the "cru" and closed in the bottle with a delicate use of the oak. Mora di Sassi is fermeted in the new barrique and afther aged in the sam barrel for one year. The result is a ripe, multifaceted and amazing barbera.