Michele Chiarlo Cipressi Barbera D&
Michele Chiarlo Cipressi Barbera D&

Michele Chiarlo Cipressi Barbera D'Asti Superiore Nizza DOCG 2019
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 93] [WS 92, #54 Top 100 of 2023] [JS 91] [RP 90]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

DENOMINATION: Nizza DOCG

GRAPE VARIETY: Barbera

SOURCE AREA: Only from the best exposed vineyards; reference vineyard on the La Court estate

SOIL: Called "Asti sands", it is made up of clayey-calcareous marl of marine sedimentary origin, with a good presence of silt and sand rich in microelements, in particular magnesium

EXPOSURE OF VINEYARDS: From southeast to southwest

ALTITUDE OF VINEYARDS: 230 - 280 m a.s.l.

GRAPE HARVEST: Manual

Tasting Notes:

COLOR: Intense ruby red

PERFUME: Surprising for its sharpness and elegance, red fruit, ripe cherry, raspberry and sweet notes of tobacco

TASTE: Ample, structured, it impresses with its fresh softness and roundness; Pleasantly savory finish

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Deeply colored, this Barbera from Nizza is a true benchmark. The wine has aromas of black cherry, blackberry and plums with a touch of sweet and savory spice. The palate has a gentle and soft texture finishing with a bright acidity keeping the wine lifted and energetic." - JP (Mar 2023)

92 Points, #54 Top 100 of 2023 - Wine Spectator:
"This dense red is very tightly wound and racy, revealing blackberry and violet flavors that show accents of tamarind and roasted almond. Still a bit compact on the finish." - BS (Apr 2023)

91 Points - James Suckling
"A pleasant barbera with fresh berry, cherry and pungent herb notes, as well as a hint of oak from its year in large casks. Medium-bodied with good balance and enticing barbera-style fruit and herb flavors. Drink now." (Aug 2023)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The Michele Chiarlo 2019 Nizza Cipressi is a generous and abundant expression of Barbera with an inky dark color. The bouquet reveals blackberry, blackcurrant and lots of rich primary fruit. Cipressi is fermented in steel and aged in large oak casks for one year. The wine's texture is soft and plush, and you get that little kick of acidity that is characteristic of this versatile grape." - Monica Larner (Jun 2022)