Nizza DOCG

Nizza Barbera d'Asti map showing Nizza subzoneNote: The disciplinare for this region has not yet (two years later!) been officially approved by the EU, but that should be just a formality. National approval for the labeling of wine as Nizza DOCG was granted in December 2014 for production from the 2014 harvest. The first wines labeled as Nizza DOCG were released in July 2016.

Region:
History: Originally a subzone of the Barbera d’Asti DOCG; became a separate DOCG in 2014
Vineyard Area: 250 ha / 620 acres (2015, C)
Production: 2,160 hl (total 2014 as a subzone); 24,000 cases bottled in 2014
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Barbera
Styles and Wine Composition:
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 100% Barbera
  • Riserva (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Zone of production: 18 communes of the Nizza area—Agliano Terme, Belveglio, Bruno, Calamandrana, Castel Boglione, Castelnuovo Belbo, Castelnuovo Calcea, Castel Rocchero, Cortiglione, Incisa Scapaccino, Moasca, Mombaruzzo, Mombercelli, Nizza Monferrato, Rocchetta Palafea, San Marzano Oliveto, Vaglio Serra, and Vinchio
  • Minimum alcohol level: 13.0%; 13.5% if a vigna (vineyard name) appears on the label
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum 18 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = July 1, V+2); for riserva, minimum 30 months, including 12 months in barrel (ERD = July 1, V+3)

Below is a comparison of the rules for Barbera d’Asti DOCG and for Nizza DOCG.


Last Disciplinare Modification: 12/18/2014