Barbera grape is used to produce three premium wines (D.O.C.G.): 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.
4-hour tour; certified tour guide; 2 wine-tastings of 4 types of premium wines each, in 2 different wineries.
The Barbera wine tour is set in the countryside surrounding the town of Nizza Monferrato, south of Asti, where local Barbera grapes are aged in barrels with a technique similar to the one used in Barolo. As a result, the newest D.O.C.G. appellation, named “Nizza“, recently withdrawn the attention of wine critics.
Depart from Asti, Nizza Monferrato or Canelli – please tell us your preference in the form below. The guide will join your vehicle. If you rather hire a private driver please let us know.
Winding through the UNESCO World Heritage hills, where Barbera has been for centuries the most widely grown variety, our tour guide provides a detailed presentation of the Piedmont 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 tour includes the cellar visit of two different wineries where Barbera d’Asti is produced, and each wine tasting includes four premium wines to give you way to grasp the different hues that Barbera wine offers in this small corner of Piedmont, that is considered the most suitable one for creating the highest quality product.
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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: Asti, Nizza Monferrato, Canelli or your hotel if located within the surrounding area
Arrival place: Asti, Nizza Monferrato, Canelli 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