MONCUCCO-CAVINO

MAP TO THE VINEYARD YOU WILL FIND HERE (click the link and choose direction for GPS navigation to the vineyard).
If you click on the link (above) and select one of the images in the sub-menu, you can drive around in the google-car in the area and look around and up to the farmhouse.

The Mocucco-Cavino vineyard is located in a south-facing amphitheater, about 1.5 km north of Castelnouvo Calcea. The city has about 800 inhabitants. Several well-known producers have her their vineyards.

About. 1,9 hectars of vineyards consisting of barbera grapes.

Barbera                     1,9 hectars vineyard from 2019.     


Nizza DOCG
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.
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

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.