The Barbera planet is a big one, and creating territorial identity here through the production of single-vineyard expressions is important. This area, Nizza, has more limestone soil compared to others throughout the region, and it is a difficult appellation with severely limited yields. To make a Nizza you really need to make wine well. The 2016 Nizza Cipressi is a beautiful one for sure: full, soft and generous. It spends 12 months in large oak casks. This should be a good value buy and a nice pairing with dried salami and cold cuts.
Score: 91 points -- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate #243, Jun 2019