From Barbera grapes different wines are produced:
Barbera d’Asti, Barbera d’Asti Superiore and Nizza.
12.5% minimum alcohol content.
Flavour: full-bodied, dry, robust.
Bouquet: characteristic and intense.
Colour: deep ruby red.
Minimum aging requirement: from four to eighteen months, depending on the appellation.
Goes well with cheese, pasta, meat and game.
The Barbera wine tour is set in the countryside surrounding the town of Nizza Monferrato, south of Asti, where local Barbera grapes are aged with a technique similar to the one used in Barolo. As a result, the newest DOCG appellation, named “Nizza“, recently withdrawn the attention of wine critics. Winding through the UNESCO World Heritage hills, our tour guide provides a detailed presentation of the region, referring to the elements of the landscape and to the unique soil composition, enriched by sea fossils and minerals left from a previous, ancient bay of seawater. The itinerary takes you in two wineries which differ in style, atmosphere and approach to wine-making: the first one is a traditional and family-run cellar, located in a typical farm-house of the area. The second one is modern and surprises guests for the contemporary works of art which stand in the vineyards and in the cellar. Two different wine tastings if at least four wines will include the Nizza.
Rate: from 70 € per person (calculated on min. 6 people)
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Private tour: YES
Participants: Max 15 (for larger groups please contact us)
Length: 4 hours
Kids and family friendly: YES (not alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone under the Italian drinking age of 18)
Accessibility: to be confirmed at time of booking
Physical activity: low
Meeting place: Alba or Asti or your hotel if located within the surrounding area
Arrival place: Alba or Asti or your hotel if located within the surrounding area
In case of rain: the tour runs
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Barbera wine tour
Barbera wine tour