Michele Chiarlo Nizza Cipressi Barbera is a bright ruby red color. Surprising in its clarity and elegance with hints of violet, blackberries, raspberries, and spicy sweet notes. Full, well-structured, harmonious; an impressive wine with its fresh softness and final savory and round flavor.
92 Points 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. Drink now through 2026. 6,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.”
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.”