Michele Chiarlo Nizza Cipressi 2016
The Cipressi wine gets its name from the Cipressi trees that are atop one of the hillsides of the chateau. Its color is ruby red with excellent depth and brilliant reflections. The fragrance is intense, with excellent complexity and pleasant notes of raspberries, cherries, and blackberry fruits. Cipressi Nizza is an ample, well-structured wine that possesses excellent harmony and freshness. food pairing This is a very pleasant wine, easy to match with many international dishes. It is especially good with pasta dishes with different sauces as well as poultry and red meats (beef and pork).
This was the WINE ENTHUSIAST # 1 WINE OF THE YEAR in a previous vintage!
|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.