Unlike other surrounding territories, in Nice area World Heritage has developed an economy predominantly of type and Agriculture, especially in the latter sector reaching peaks of excellence such as the production of wine, great grapes DOC and DOCG wines such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato, Brachetto, Cortese, Freisa, Grignolino and others, vegetables with the Cardo Gobbo, the fruit with the apple of San Marzano and breeding of Piedmontese breed cattle.
The Nizza Monferrato agricultural producers often make use of the best techniques of cultivation, thus optimizing the work in the field and in the cellar, allowing the use of plant protection systems compatible with nature in the vineyard, resulting in less environmental impact and healthiness of the product.
The flagship grape of these hills is the Barbera, which is particularly favorable climatic conditions for its maturation, resulting from its prized grapes Barbera d'Asti of very high organoleptic qualities, to the point of inducing the competent bodies to recognize a sub-area of the highest value, that is the territory of the 18 municipalities in which you can produce the Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza.
The Nice is a Barbera d'Asti Superiore produced in a small area that includes 18 municipalities around Nizza Monferrato. A specification has set very strict constraints on cultivation and oenological plan to maintain high quality standards. To protect and promote the quality of this wine producers have organized themselves into an association. For any further information please visit www.ilnizza.it
The Cardo Gobbo
The Cardo Gobbo di Nizza Monferrato is a vegetable that belongs to the composite family and is rich in nutrients and health-conscious but poor in calories. The variety that is grown is called "Sword" for the shape that has the leaf and stem. It called the Cardo Gobbo to the form it takes as a result of the particular manual processing. Today, unfortunately, the Cardo Gobbo is produced in small quantities so that of Nizza Monferrato became a real gem, like the truffle
For this reason that on one hand the manufacturers have adhered to a strict product specification and other Slow Food has set up a Presidium for the protection of this vegetable.
His ideal match is with the "Bagna Cauda" but many tasty are the "Cardo Gobbo Ravioli" and "flan with fondue Cardo Gobbo". And 'possible to buy the Cardo Gobbo, as well as from producers, in fruit and vegetable shops that expose the window sticker with the distinctive logo.
The Beef "Razza Piemontese"
Nice boasts a well-established tradition in the meat sector of the valuable Piedmont breed. This is a meat from the restricted fat content that makes it unique, very tender and lean but tasty with a low cholesterol level. At the international level it has been recognized among the best ever meat and you can find it at our butchers. Do not miss the traditional Boiled Misto alla Piemontese