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Barbera wine tour

Description

The Wine

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 cheesepastameat and game.

 

 

The tour

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 As a result, the newest DOCG appellation, named “Nizza“, recently withdrawn the attention of wine critics.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)

 

What is included

  • Tour guide up to four hours
  • Tastings in two different wineries, for a total of at least seven wines, including the Nizza.

 

What it is not included

  • Transport (the guide joins your vehicle). Don’t feel to drive? Tell us about it in the form below. We can provide a quote for a private driver.
  • Any entrance fee, additional tastings and anything else not mentioned above in the “what is included” field.

 

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

Need a bespoke tour? Send us your requests in the form below

 

 

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