Minimum of 18 months. Aged for 12 months in large oak casks before refinement in the bottle
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.
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.
Pairs well with cured meats, filled pastas, & red meat.