Nizza Monferrato

Nizza Monferrato Tourist Information:

The Nizza Monferrato area includes the municipalities of Montegerosso, Mombercelli, Agliano Terme,
Castelnuovo Calcea, Vinchio, Vaglio Serra and Nizza Monferrato.
In this local guide you should learn more about area where is
cultivated for over 500 years the Barbera’s vine variety, which is the most important of Piedmont, occupying the 35% of cultivated surface (vineyards) in the region.

From the Barbera vine variety are produced the Barbera d’Asti and Barbera of Monferrato, that are two of the major Piedmontese red wines, very relevant for quantity and varieties produced.

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Nizza Monfettato and the Barbera

In the central part of the area, from the viewpoint of the Bric Nose,
you can capture the different parcels’ use, distributed on average reliefs with average slopes: those in the South, better exposed, are cultivated with vineyards, while those in the North are often occupied by arable lands and woodlands, as well as the small valley floors.

Nizza Monfettato and the Barbera landscape
Nizza Monfettato and the Barbera landscape

The landscape is particular and variable also from the chromatic point of view, related to the nuances of Barbera’s leaves: these have a dark green color on the upper side, sometimes reddened or bronzed already in summer, and light green on the bottom.

The autumn coloring is rather reddish, often tending to bright red, with an aesthetic effect of great impact. The most significant city of the area is Nizza Monferrato, considered the capital of the Barbera from the commercial and promotional point of view, also because some of the largest enological companies are situated within its municipal boundaries.

Numerous roads are on ridges, from which they can capture larger portions of landscape, where stand out the upland settlements of Vinchio, Vaglio Serra and Castelnuovo Calce

Best World Wine 2019:

michele chiarlo wine barbera superiore
Barbera Cipressi from Michele Chiarlo Producers

Best world wine 2018 / 2019
The urban city center

The Nizza Monferrato architecture ends with a great Guelph battlements. On the old town centre’s side streets stand out other interesting buildings as Palazzo Crova, venue of the Enoteca Regionale Nizza, del Museo del Gusto, della Condotta Slow Food Monferrato’s hills and Associazione Produttori del Nizza-Barbera d’Asti, in addition to the Biblioteca Civica (Public Library) and Archivist Storico Comunale (Municipal Historical Archive).

The building, designed in 1769 by Filippo Nicolis of Robilant, represents a significant example of neoclassical building part of an already existing structure of the fifteenth century. The ground floor is characterized by an arcade, while in the inner courtyard stands a garden used for food and wine exhibitions. The front side is decorated with ornamental phyto-anthropomorphic repertoires with string courses in earthenware tile decorated with grapes’ bunches in relief.

Enoteca Regionale Nizza – Regional Wine Nizza

Inside, the Enoteca Regionale Nizza (Regional Wine Nizza) was founded in 1990 as Bottega del vino (Wine Shop) which, since 1996, has become a meeting point of wine producers and a location to promote this land and the Barbera d’Asti superiore “Nizza” . Officially recognized by the Piedmont Region in 2007 as Regional Wine, it represents a Landmark for the local wine reality, presenting more than 600 wine labels of local producers, mostly Barbera d’Asti D.0.C.G.

Nizza Monferrato, Regional Winery
Nizza Monferrato, Regional Winery

In addition to the wine sale, guides wine-tastings and gastronomic workshops are offered to visitors. Upstairs is located the Museum of Taste * which exposes one of the richest wine and food scenery of Piedmont. Products are presented through values, knowledge and culture of Monferrato’s people.

The Architecture:
Nizza Monferrato town hall
Nizza Monferrato town hall

The architecture ends with a great Guelph battlements. On the old town centre’s side streets stand out other interesting buildings, as Palazzo Crova, venue of the Enoteca Regionale Nizza, del Museo del Gusto, della Condotta Slow Food Monferrato’s hills and Associazione Produttori del Nizza-Barbera d’Asti, in addition to the Biblioteca Civica (Public Library) and Archivist Storico Comunale (Municipal Historical Archive).

The building, designed in 1769 by Filippo Nicolis of Robilant, represents a significant example of neoclassical building part of an already existing structure of the fifteenth century. The ground floor is characterized by an arcade, while in the inner courtyard stands a garden used for food and wine exhibitions.

The front side is decorated with ornamental phyto-anthropomorphic repertoires with string courses in earthenware tile decorated with grapes’ bunches in relief.

The Country Museum and Antique prints Bersano

The Country Museum and Antique prints Bersano (II Museo delle Contadinerie e delle Stampe antiche Bersano ) was commissioned by Arturo Bersano since 1950, in order to gather the most pained and together joyous testimonies of rural culture linked to wine production. The museum is divided into two sections. the “peasant culture” and that of prints collections. The first is located outdoors, since farmers’ life and their daily work was outside. Between trunks, kegs and agricultural carts, they perceive the peasant’s looks, the seasons’ changing, the women’s songs, the suffering and the relationship between man and his land.

Among the valuable parts of this collection, there are some wooden presses of the ‘600 and’ 700, a few are used only for grapes, others also for oil. Furthermore they can find many wooden objects, including large wine barrels, kegs to bring the wine on shoulder, tubs and vats for wine fermentation. Here are also exhibited all objects that derived from iron and glass manufacture: wine glasses, pints, and even quarter-kegs blown in the dark glass of Pirino.

The collection of Piedmontese pre-Napoleonic pints is also very fascinating. Inside this building there is a collection of prints concerning wine themes, edicts that discipline wine and its marketing, handwritten labels, ancient parchments and advertising posters, geographical hills’ cards, landscapes’ views, menus’ collections of ‘800.

For information and reservations: Piazza Dante, 21 Nizza Monferrato ù
Tel: +39 0141-720211 E-mail: wine@bersano.it Web: http://www.bersano.it/

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