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Barbera d'Alba

DOC area for red wine in the Italian region 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 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, as well as parts of the municipalities 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 be at least 85% of the variety Barbera included, up to a maximum of 15% Nebbiolo are possible. It must have at least 12% vol alcohol content exhibit. There is also a Superiore with at least 12 months of aging, of which at least four months in wooden barrels and at least 12.5% alcohol by volume. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name. 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,

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

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