Michele Chiarlo Nizza Cipressi 2016
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbera|
Wine AdvocateThe Barbera planet is a big one, and creating territorial identity here through the production of single-vineyard expressions is important. This area, Nizza, has more limestone soil compared to others throughout the region, and it is a difficult appellation with severely limited yields. To make a Nizza you really need to make wine well. The 2016 Nizza Cipressi is a beautiful one for sure: full, soft and generous. It spends 12 months in large oak casks. This should be a good value buy and a nice pairing with dried salami and cold cuts.
Wine SpectatorThough dense and packed with blackberry, blueberry and spice flavors, this red is also vibrant and nimble. A solid backbone of tannins suggests this should evolve slowly. Drink now through 2025. 5,000 cases made, 300 cases imported.