Nizza DOCG Riserva Generala

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Data sheet

An elegant and balanced result of a unique terroir and a wise barrel aging. The vineyards with their unique climate and soil characteristics, satisfy all the dictates imposed by the disciplinary extremely selective, governing the subarea/cru “Nizza.” This Subarea admits only 18 municipalities located in the best areas for the cultivation of Barbera grapes and imposes exposures and vineyard yields that are checked rigorously.

VARIETY: BARBERA
SOIL:  CALCAREOUS AND CLAY
HARVEST: FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER
VINIFICATION:  STAINLESS STEEL
REFINEMENT:
6 MONTHS IN TONNEAUX,
6 MONTHS IN SLAVONIAN OAK BARRELS,
18  IN THE BOTTLE

Service mode and food pairings

How to serve it: Large “Bordeaux” wine glasses
Serving Temperature: 16/18°
Pairings: Elaborate first courses, red meats, wild game, full-flavoured cheeses.
Good longevity.
Size 75 cl., 150 cl., 300 cl., 500 cl.

Organoleptic notes

Colour: Intense ruby red color.
Bouquet:its bouquet is pervasive and complex with fine boisé, hints of spice, vanilla, warm tones of chocolate, red fruits and cherry.
Taste: Rich and velvety, very elegant, with an intense finish bringing back its pleasant fruity notes.

Acknowledgments

VINTAGE 2017
GAMBERO ROSSO 2021: 2 RED GLASSES (IN THE FINAL FOR 3 GLASSES)
JAMES SUCKLING MAY 2021: 91 POINTS
ROBERT PARKER WINE ADVOCATE JUNE 2021: RATING 90
LUCA MARONI ANNUARIO DEI MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI 2022: 94 POINTS.
The WineHunter 2021 GOLD MEDAL
WINES CRITIC – Raffaele Vecchione 91 pts
VINIBUONI D’ITALIA 2022: 4 STARS

VINTAGE 2016
GAMBERO ROSSO 2020: 3 BICCHIERI
VINIBUONI D’ITALIA 2020: THE CROWN The greatest award  from VINI BUONI
tHE WineHunter 2020 GOLD MEDAL
JAMES SUCKLING JUNE 2020: 91 POINTS

VINTAGE 2015
HELMUTH KOCHER, THE WINE HUNTER,  MERAN 2019: GOLD MEDAL
VINIBUONI D’ITALIA 2019: 4 STARS
JAMES SUCKLING APRIL 2019: 90 POINTS

VINTAGE 2014
JAMES SUCKLING SEPT. 2018: 90 POINTS
GAMBERO ROSSO 2018:  2 RED GLASSES (IN THE FINAL FOR 3 GLASSES)

VENDEMMIA 2013
GAMBERO ROSSO 2017: 2 BICCHIERI ROSSI (IN FINALE PER I TRE BICCHIERI)
VINI BUONI D’ITALIA 2017: GOLDEN STAR
LUCA MARONI ANNUARIO DEI MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI 2017: MIGLIOR VINO BERSANO 91 IP.
BIBENDA ASS. ITALIANA SOMMELIER 2017: 4 GRAPPOLI

VENDEMMIA 2012
GAMBERO ROSSO 2016: 2 BICCHIERI ROSSI (IN FINALE PER I TRE BICCHIERI)
BIBENDA ASS. ITALIANA SOMMELIER 2016: 4 GRAPPOLI
LUCA MARONI ANNUARIO DEI MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI 2016: MIGLIOR VINO BERSANO 90 IP.

VENDEMMIA 2011
JAMES SUCKLING: 92 PUNTI
GAMBERO ROSSO 2015: 2 BICCHIERI ROSSI (IN FINALE PER I TRE BICCHIERI)
BIBENDA ASS. ITALIANA SOMMELIER 2015: 3 GRAPPOLI

VENDEMMIA 2007
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2011: SILVER MEDAL