New Release: Lot 866 2018 Nizza DOCG Barbera

A beautiful, approachable, and food-friendly red from Nizza represents the excellence of Barbera production in Piemonte.

Lot 866 2018 Barbera hails from the Nizza DOCG, which was established after years of painstaking work by some of the most well-regarded producers of Barbera in its homeland in Asti.

Nizza Barbera is grown on just 600 acres of prime Piedmont vineyard land, with production limited to just 18 Comuni (municipalities) within that small, prestigious area. The drier growing conditions offered by the high-elevation sandy soils, and perfect sun exposure of Lot 866’s source vines promote levels of ripeness, complexity, structure, and depth that few Barberas can achieve, even within most of Asti. We were only able to source 200 cases of this beauty so you’ll want to act quickly, folks.

Lot 866 erupts from the glass with a complex array of red and black plum, wild raspberry, and bramble notes. The palate is rich and dense with supple fruit, backed by hints of baking spices, cedar box, and freshly-tilled earth. Exuberant on the nose, and polished throughout the palate, Lot 866 is truly the pinnacle expression of Piedmont Barbera.

Watch as Katy Long, Director of International Wines for VWE walks us through a tasting.

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