Piedmont – Roero DOCG
The Nizza Silvano Winery resides in the Roero DOCG within the Piedmont region of Northwest Italy. The vineyards line the steep hillsides of Santo Stefano Roero, Canale and Montà. Situated between the lush green rolling hills of Langhe and the Monferrato.
The quaint countryside of Roero has a distinctive landscape, home to twenty small towns surrounded by Rocche (rocks). A flood shaped the Rocche, an extraordinary phenomenon of geological formations that created gullies, cliffs and deep ravines, giving a breathtaking view to everyone who visits the Nizza Silvano vineyards. In 2014, UNESCO recognized this region as a World Heritage Site.
For over 60 years, the Nizza family have been dedicated vine growers meticulously caring for their Arneis, Nebbiolo, and Barbera grapes. The passion and practice of winemaking began with Sandro, Silvano's father, and his Uncle, Alfredo.
In the 2000s, Silvano started producing his own authentic wine, blending traditions passed down through generations with his creative innovation, always with the unwavering goal to capture the unique qualities of the Roero terroir.
Altitude 886 – 1148 Feet
The Roero region has a variety of microclimates influenced by its terrain, which is characterized by hills and valleys. The Tanaro River acts as a natural boundary to the south, separating Roero from the Langhe. Situated far from the sea and its moderating effects, the Roero hills experience mainly a continental climate with limited rainfall.
The soil is a combination of sand, clay, limestone, and humus, making them well-suited for vine cultivation.
Roero DOCG "Jemej" 2022
Situated within the prestigious Roero DOCG, this 100% Arneis wine is a pure expression of Roero and embodies a delicate, fresh, and fruity character. The grapes are hand-picked from 30 year-old vines.
The name "Jemej" is from the Piedmontese dialect, meaning "Twins," which pays tribute to the winemaker and owner, Silvano's twin children.
Harvest is done by hand in the first half of September, and fermentation takes place under strict temperature control, ensuring optimal flavor extraction and preservation of the delicate nuances. The wine is then aged solely in stainless steel tanks, allowing it to maintain its pure and vibrant character.
Barbera D’ Alba Superiore DOC "Crua" 2021
Crua, named after the vineyard, is a wine produced using 100% Barbera grapes that grow from 20 year-old vines rooted in sand and clay soils, resulting in a wine that is both complex and rounded.
The harvest is in the second half of September, ensuring optimal ripeness. Fermentation occurs under precise temperature control, with the wine maturing for 12 months in oak barrels.
Barbera D’Alba DOC 2022
Derived from the renowned Alba DOC in Piedmont, this wine is crafted exclusively from 100% Barbera grapes, meticulously hand-harvested in the second half of September. This wine undergoes fermentation under temperature-controlled conditions, and aging is done in stainless steel tanks to preserve its character.
Its 15 year-old vines thrive in the chalky, limestone-rich soil growing along the hillside. It has a vibrant garnet-red hue and distinct vinous and dry characteristics.
Nebbiolo Alba DOC 2021
This is a 100% Nebbiolo wine from 25-year-old vines that grow in the sandy and clay soils of the Nebbiolo Alba DOC. Exhibiting hints of woodlands, while its full-bodied profile offers a balanced, slightly tannic taste.
The vineyard of these grapes is known as "Bric del Gross," meaning "high hills," and pays tribute to a tall relative of Silvano. This wine undergoes meticulous hand harvesting from late September to early October. It then goes through a carefully controlled fermentation process and ages 12 months in oak barrels, resulting in a wine that pays tribute to its heritage and terroir.
Roero DOCG “Del Comune Di S. Stefano Roero 2020
This 100% Nebbiolo wine is an exquisite expression of the terroir. This Roero DOCG wine is from the village of Santo Stefano Roero, where Nizza Silvano's vineyards thrive in the heart of the Piedmont hills. Grapes grow from 30 year-old vines rooted in the rich soils of sand and clay.
It opens with a delicate and fragrant violet bouquet and on the palate, and reveals its dry, full-bodied nature with a velvety texture. The wine's balance is impeccable, and its persistence lingers long after each sip, leaving a lasting impression.
The grapes for this exceptional vintage are harvested by hand at the end of September or the beginning of October, ensuring the utmost quality. The fermentation process is carefully controlled to preserve the wine's character. It then matures for 24 months in oak barrels, acquiring depth and complexity.
Roero DOCG "Ca Boscarone" 2017
Presenting a remarkable Nebbiolo from Nizza Silvano’s “Ca Boscarone” vineyard within the Roero DOCG Reserve. This wine is produced exclusively from 100% Nebbiolo grapes harvested from 70 year-old vines.
Its full-bodied character is beautifully refined, offering a dry and velvety texture with subtle hints of violets and licorice. Grapes are picked by hand during late September to early October, followed by fermentation under temperature-controlled conditions. It then matures for 36 months in oak barrels. The result is a wine that glimmers a deep ruby red with garnet glints, providing an authentic expression of this timeless region.