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Barbera d'Alba DOC

Description to Barbera d'Alba DOC

DOC area for red wine in the Italian region of Piedmont, which was classified in 1970. It covers around 1,300 hectares of vineyards in the Langhe hills in the province of Cuneo. The zone includes in its entirety the municipalities of Alba, Albaretto della Torre, Barbaresco, Barolo, Borgomale, Camo, Canale, Castagnito, Castellinaldo, Castiglione Falletto, Castiglione Tinella, Castino, Corneliano d'Alba, Cossano Belbo, Diano d'Alba, Govone, Grinzane Cavour, Guarene, Magliano Alfieri, Mango, Monforte d'Alba, Montelupo Albese, Monticello d'Alba, Neive, Neviglie, Novello, Perletto, Piobesi d'Alba, Priocca, Rocchetta Belbo, Roddi, Roddino, Rodello, Santo Stefano Belbo, Santa Vittoria d'Alba, Serralunga d'Alba, Sinio, Treiso, Trezzo Tinella, Verduno and Vezza d'Alba and parts of the municipalities of Baldissero d'Alba, Bra, Cortemilia, Cherasco, La Morra, Monchiero, Montà, Montaldo Roero, Monteu Roero, Narzole, Pocapaglia, Santo Stefano Roero and Sommariva Perno.

The wine must contain at least 85% of the Barbera variety, with a maximum of 15% Nebbiolo. It must have at least 12% alcohol by volume. There is also a Superiore with at least 12 months of ageing, of which at least four months in wooden barrels and at least 12.5% vol. of alcohol. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna can be indicated followed by the name of the vineyard. Well known producers are Ascheri, Bel Colle, Bosco Agostino, Bricco Maiolica, Brovia, Cabutto, Cagliero, Cucco, Gagliardo, Marcarini, Montanello, Monti, Angelo Nero, Piazzo, Prunotto, Angelo Rocca, Bruno Rocca and Mauro Veglio.

Three other areas in Piedmont with Barbera-dominated red wines are Barbera d'Asti (DOCG), Barbera del Monferrato (DOC) and Barbera del Monferrato Superiore (DOCG).

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