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Barbera d'Asti DOCG

Description to Barbera d'Asti DOCG

DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region of Piedmont, the upgrading took place in 2008. 116 municipalities in the province of Asti and 51 municipalities in the province of Alessandria are included in the zone. There are three subzones in the province of Asti. The Nice subzone was classified as a separate DOCG area in 2014.

The former Nice subzone includes the municipalities of Agliano Terme, Belveglio, Bruno, Calamandrana, Castel Boglione, Castelnuovo Belbo, Castelnuovo Calcea, Castel Rocchero, Cortiglione, Incisa Scapaccino, Moasca, Mombaruzzo, Mombercelli, Nice Monferrato, Rocchetta Palafea, San Marzano Oliveto, Vaglio Serra and Vinchio. Barbera d'Asti wines can also be produced here.

The Colli Astiani or Astiano subzone includes the municipalities of Azzano d'Asti, Mongardino, Montaldo Scarampi, Montegrosso d'Asti, Rocca d'Arazzo and Vigliano d'Asti, as well as parts of Asti (including the areas of Montemarzo and San Marzanotto Valle Tanaro) and Isola d'Asti.

The Tinella subzone includes the municipalities of Calosso, Castagnole delle Lanze, Coazzolo and Costigliole d'Asti, as well as part of Isola d'Asti. The names can be indicated on the label if the grapes are 100% local. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna can be indicated followed by the name of the vineyard.

The red wine is made from Barbera (zum. 90%), and Freisa, Grignolino and Dolcetto (max. 10%). The alcohol content must be at least 12% vol. and the ageing period at least 4 months. In the case of the Superiore and when a particular vineyard (Vigna) is indicated, the alcohol content must be at least 12.5% vol. and the ageing period 14 months, at least 6 of which must be in cask. There are the wine types Barbera d'Asti, Barbera d'Asti Superiore, Barbera d'Asti Superiore Colli Astiani or Barbera d'Asti Superiore Astiano and Barbera d'Asti Superiore Tinella.

Well known producers are L'Armangia, L'Arbiola, La Barbatella, Pierfranco Baldi, Bauda, Bava, Bera, Bersano, Bertelli, Boeri, Boffa, Braida, Ca' del Fer, Ca' del Prete, Cascina Castlèt, Dezzani, Adriano Grasso, Grésy, Cantina Maranzana, Martinetti, Mongetto, Pavia, Peyrani, Rinaldi, Rivetti, Scrimaglio, Tenuta Tenaglia, Trinchero and Vietti

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

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