The Cipressi Nizza 2018 is a supple red, packed with fresh blackberry, blueberry, and violet flavors, supported by a firm yet pliant structure. This is persistent, expanding on the finish with a nice sapidity and drinkability. Ideal pairings for this wine include cured meats, pasta with meat sauce, risotto, fillet, guinea fowl, and medium-aged goat cheeses.
90 Points Wine Spectator: “This supple red is packed with fresh blackberry, blueberry and violet flavors, supported by a firm yet pliant structure. This is persistent, expanding on the finish. Drink now. 5,000 cases made, 300 cases imported.”
90 Points Robert Parker: The 2018 Nizza Cipressi is a generous and abundant red wine that shows the latitude and versatility of the native Piedmont Barbera grape. It opens to dark intensity and sweet aromas of blackberry, plum and black currant. Soft tones of cinnamon and baking spice also appear. The only thing missing is the bracing acidity that this grape is known for. Instead, the Chiarlo team has finessed softer and more polished results.