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Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza
Wine: Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza
Vineyard: Barbera 100%
Denomination: Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Area of planting: Vigne in Agliano Terme
Grape variety: Barbera 10 Ha of which 1,80 Ha
Vine density: approximately 4500 per hectare
Average bottles produced: approximately 5000
Hl wine per hectare: 70
Organoleptic characteristic: succulent, intense ruby-red coloured wine with violet lights, a full and consistent bouquet scented with canned fruit, vanilla, lightly toasted notes; dry strong rich and persistent flavor with pleasant light final terms. Excellent maturing capacity.
Harvest: takes place at the end of October according to traditional method with selection of the grapes.
Ageing: in oak barrels for approximately eighteen months.
Serving suggestions: with roast meats, game and mature cheeses.
Alcohol content: in excess of 14,5% Vol.
Total acidity: 5.70
Colour: intense ruby red with violet light.
Recommended glass: Balon (large red wine glass)
Curiosity: “Nizza" is a name of the Barbera d'Asti Superiore produced in a small, highly suited area, including 18 small towns surrounding Nizza Monferrato, with very strict rules that are applied to both vineyard and the wine. Among these producing countries of Nizza there is also the small town, Agliano Terme, adjoining Calosso. In this town we have recently purchased an old Barbera vineyard. And that's why we decided to call this product "Foravia": a wine a bit out of our schemes and still the farthest vineyard we have. Also, despite being only a few hills beyond ours, the wine acquires a single character and a particular personality.