The History

South South West
492-820 ft
Silty Clay
with marl known as “Toét” in local dialect

Bansella - Costamiole

The History

Bansella Nizza DOCG and Costamiòle Nizza DOCG Riserve are both produced from the vineyards in the Nizza area, about 19 kilometers from the city of Asti. Approximately 10 hectares (25 acres) of vineyards are planted to Barbera in this small enclave that enjoys south/southwest exposure. This area received DOCG status recently with the 2014 harvest, yet has been long known for its excellent Barberas. This subzone represents Barbera the same way that Barolo represents Nebbiolo.

Grapes to produce Costamiòle are selected from the oldest vines on top of the hillside. The climate is slightly warmer than in Alba and soil composition is silty clay rich with marl referred to as “Toét” in local dialect. This territory accentuates the characteristic aromas of ripe cherries, plums, blackberries and raspberries and intensifies the ruby red color typical of these grapes.

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