Ceppi Vecchi 2014
100% Barbera -This red one from Piedmont.
Nizza Ceppi Vecchi 2014 (86 tsomw points)
In the glass this wine shows a dark garnet red color.
On the nose aromas of blackberries, ripe cherries, liquorice and hints of vanilla and menthol.
On the plate balanced, solid and concentrated red fruit, medium-full bodied. Medium acidity. Would pair great with roast meat.
Website winemaker: www.nizza.it
This is the gift o?ered by the old vineyards on the best hills in Nizza’s delimited area. Its colour is a wonderful garnet red with mauve re?exes, 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