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Barbera d'Alba

DOC area for red wine in the Italian region Piedmont which was classified in the year 1970. He covers around 1,300 hectares of vineyards in the Langhe hills in the province of Cuneo. The area includes in full extent 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 of Baldissero d'Alba, Bra, Cortemilia, Cherasco, La Morra, Monchiero, Monta, Montaldo Roero, Monte Roero, Narcole, Pocapaglia, Santo Stefano Roero and Sommariva Perno.

The wine must be at least 85% of the variety Barbera up to a maximum of 15% Nebbiolo are possible. He must at least 12% vol alcohol content exhibit. There is also a Superiore with at least 12 months maturity, of which at least four months in oak barrels and at least 12.5% vol alcohol content. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the layer 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,

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

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