Barbera D'Asti DOCG Superiore Mora di Sassi Nizza

Malgra Product ID: 400088
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Asti
  • Red
  • 13.5%
  • 0.75 L
  • Barbera
  • 16-18°C

Taste characteristics

  • Light Full bodied
  • Smooth Tannic
  • Dry Sweet
  • Soft Acidic

Other classifications

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • 100% Organic

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Description

Nizza DOCG"Mora di Sassi"

The “Mora di Sassi” vineyard is located in the township of Nizza Monferrato, in the heart of Nizza DOCG territory at about 200 m above sea level, south-facing. It is 3.5 hectares large, and its soils are prevalently limestone and clay. “Mora di Sassi” represents an important expression of the barbera grape, a symbolic variety of Piedmontese viticulture. The wine is intense and characterized by its strong identity from its vineyard of origins and from the time spent aging in oak barrels. The result is a mature, full, and complex Barbera.

Grape:
barbera

Yield per hectare:
70 q.

Aging:
from 9 to 12 months in barrels and at least 12 in the bottle

Color:
dark ruby red with typical purple reflections

Aroma:
fine and ample, with notes of spices and mature fruit, vanilla, coffee beans, and cacao

Taste:
velvety, harmonic, and well-balanced, with a pleasantly intense, long, and persistent finish

Pairings:
mixed delicatessen, classic Piedmontese bolliti misti or mixed boiled meats, ravioli, roasted poultry, and slow-cooked meats like donkey

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Manufacturer
Malgra

Malgrà winery is located in Mombaruzzo, in the heart of the Monferrato near Asti, a territory where the charm, colors, and aromas of viticulture are intense, creating a beautiful, natural setting for as long as its inhabitants can remember. The winery’s history begins with two vine-growing families, Bonfante and Chiarle. Since the early 1900s, the world of vines and wines was their calling in life. In the beginning, they cultivated vineyards and...

The region
Piedmont

Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country.Piedmont is one of the great winegrowing regions in Italy. More than half of its 700 square kilometres (170,000 acres) of vineyards are registered with DOC designations. It produces prestigious wines as Barolo and Barbaresco from the Langhe near Alba, and the Moscato d'Asti and sparkling Asti from the vineyards around Asti. The city of Asti is about 55 kilometres (34 miles) east...

Type of Grape
Barbera

Barbera is a dark-skinned wine grape variety found in several Italian wine regions, including its native Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Puglia, Campania and even the island regions, Sicily and Sardinia. At the turn of the 21st Century, it was Italy's third most-commonly planted red wine grape, after Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Barbera grapes are used both in blended wines and varietals – the latter are becoming increasingly common as Italy continues...

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