DOCG area (also Dolcetto d'Ovada Superiore or Ovada) for red wine in the Italian region Piedmont, That used to be in the DOC area Dolcetto di Ovada Wine included was highly classified in 2008. The zone comprises 35 hectares of vineyards on both sides of the Orba Valley in the province of Alessandria with the municipalities Belforte Monferrato, Bosio, Capriata d'Orba, Carpeneto, Casaleggio Boiro, Cassinelle, Castelletto d'Orba, Cremolino, Lerma, Molare, Montaldeo, Montaldo Bormida, Morsasco, Mornese, Ovada, Parodi Ligure, Prasco, Roccagrimalda, San Cristoforo, Silvano d'Orba, Tagliolo Monferrato and Trisobbio. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name on label can be specified.
The wine is 100% pure Dolcetto vinified. It has to ripen for at least 12 months and at least 12.5% vol, if a location is given 13% vol alcohol content and mature for 20 months. There are also wine types Riserva (24 months and 12.5%), Vigna (20 months and 13%) and Vigna Riserva (24 months and 13%).