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Barbera d'Asti

DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region Piedmont, which was upgraded in 2008. The zone includes 116 municipalities in the province Asti and 51 municipalities in the province of Alessandria. In the province of Asti there are three subzones. The subzone Nice was classified as an independent DOCG area in 2014.

The former sub-zone Nice covers in full extent the municipalities 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 Subzones Colli Astiani or Astiano include in their entirety 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 (with the Montemarzo and San Marzanotto areas Valle Tanaro) and Isola d'Asti.

The Tinella Subzone covers in its entirety the municipalities of Calosso, Castagnole delle Lanze, Coazzolo and Costigliole d'Asti, as well as a part of Isola d'Asti. The names can then be on label be given when the grapes are 100% from there. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the layer name.

The red wine is going out Barbera (to 90%), as well Freisa. Grignolino and Dolcetto (max 10%) pressed. The alcohol content must be at least 12% vol, maturity at least 4 months. At the Superiore and in one vineyard (Vigna), this is at least 12.5% vol, the maturation period 14 months, of which at least 6 in barrel. There are the types of wine 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 are Barbera-dominated reds Barbera d'Alba (DOC), Barbera del Monferrato (DOC), Barbera del Monferrato Superiore (DOCG) and Nice (DOCG).

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