DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region Piedmont, The former subzone of the DOCG area Barbera d'Asti became independent in 2014. Until then, this wine was produced under the name Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nice . The area includes the 18 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. The vineyards cover about 250 hectares of vineyards and are mostly between 100 and 400 meters above sea level. Classified vineyards are allowed on the label Vigna followed by the layer name. The wine must be 100% Barbera be pressed. The alcohol content must be at least 13% vol, with Vigna 13.5% vol. The maturation period is 14 months, of which at least 6 in barrel. With 30 months maturity, of which at least 12 months in barrel, he may Riserva call.