Nizza DOCGCipressi

Nizza DOCGCipressi

“While in other works, they were mentioned only as present, here the cypress was the protagonist. I experienced their charm and imagined them as a mythical element with long shadows… then I remembered certain rainy harvests, the tiring transport of the baskets in the still wet soil, so I matched them to the substance, to the roughness of the earth”.

(Giancarlo Ferraris, label designer)

Name:Nizza DOCG

Grape variety:Barbera

Area of origin:Only from the better exposed vineyards; vineyards of reference on the La Court estate

Soil:Called the ‘astiane sands'’, it consists of calcareous clay marl of sedimentary marine origin, with good presence of lime and sand, rich in microelements, in particular magnesium

Vineyard exposure:From south-east to south-west

Vineyard elevation:230 - 280 m s.l.m.


Colour:Intense ruby red

Nose:Surprising for its clarity and elegance, red fruit, mature cherry, raspberry and the sweet notes of tobacco

Taste:Complex, structured and impresses for its fresh softness and roundness; pleasing savoury finish

Serving temperature:16-18 °C

Accompanies:Cured meats, filled pastas, red meat


La Court

Acquired in 1995, Tenuta La Court was created to be the «Chateaux del Nizza Docg». The former...

Nizza DOCG Cipressi

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