Ceppi Vecchi

NIZZA DOCG
This is the gift oered by the old vineyards on the best hills in Nizza’s delimited area. Its colour is a wonderful garnet red with mauve reexes, its aroma is reminiscent of ripe fruit, liquorice and vanilla and it possesses a balanced and never aggressive avour. A great wine for roast meat and game. Recommended serving between 18°-20°C.

Grape variety:Barbera 100%
Production area:Nizza Monferrato, Castelboglione, Calamandrana
Vineyard position and altitude:South, south-west 200/300  meters a.s.l
Soil:Calcareous clayey marl
Wine training system:Cordon training on Guyot support
Vineyard age:Over 20 years
Grape harvest:Hand-picked, after late ripening, in the second half of September
Planting density:70 quintals per hectare
Vinification and ageing:After careful selection of the vineyards and the grapes, fermentation is carried out for about 10-15 days at a controlled temperature of 28°C in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in the tank, and is followed by maturation for 12 months in French-oak barrels and there then follows a final ageing in the bottle for at least six months.
Tasting notes:This is the gift bestowed by the old vineyards to be found on the best hills in Nizza’s delimited area. Its colour is a wonderful garnet red with mauve reflections, its aroma is reminiscent of ripe fruit, liquorice and vanilla. On the palate there comes to the fore its important, aristocratic structure, though nicely balanced and never aggressive.
Alcohol content:14 % vol.
Pairings:A great wine for roast meat and game. To be served at 18-20°C.
Aging potential:5/7 years
Bottle size available (lt):0.75 L; 1.5 L

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