Nizza DOCG Riserva

Variety: Barbera 100%.

Vineyard: Grapes come from our historic vineyard at the Estate in Incisa Scapaccino, planted in 1961. By specification, the grape yield must be less than 70 quintals per hectare.

Vinification: After hand-selection of the grapes generally between the first and second week of October, the grapes are crushed the same evening of harvest and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. After alcoholic fermentation is finished, the wine is introduced into 25HL French oak barrels for aging for about 30 months. After bottling, the wine begins bottle aging.

Pairings: Try it with Tajarin with white truffle, fried porcini mushrooms or with braised meat.

We also recommend you look at the Nizza DOCG Riserva BAUDA, which comes close as taste notes.

Bottle image Nizza DOCG Riserva


With an intense and complex aroma of red fruit typical of the grape variety, the bouquet gives memories of blackberries, cherries and a delicate hint of wood.


Deep purple-red color.


The taste is firm, full but balanced with a long and pleasant finish.

“A wine born of the pride of producers in the Nizza area who have fought together to establish a super appellation for the beloved grape variety that is the star of these hills. If you have the chance, try a bottle from a vintage older than 6/7 years…only then will you have the experience of how much elegance and complexity this varietal can develop. It does not fear comparison with the greatest Piedmontese wines, it just needs its “place” next to the food it deserves.”



The new Nizza Docg appellation was recognized in 2014.

Created with the 2000 vintage, the “Nizza” sub-zone includes 18 small Monferrato municipalities individually analyzed and chosen for their vocation in growing Barbera grapes. A Nizza comes from vineyards in hilly areas, with an altitude between 150 and 350 meters above sea level and optimal exposure. In 2014 it was recognized as a new DOCG, and in July 2016 the first bottles were put on the market.

The vineyards from which our Nizza wines are born are in the heart of the area and have soil rich in marine deposits, characterized by a sandy loam texture. Extending between the municipalities of Nizza Monferrato and Incisa Scapaccino, these vineyards are historic to our family having been planted in 1961, the year the estate was purchased.