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 had been produced under the name Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nice . The zone includes the 18 municipalities of Agliano Terme, Belveglio, Bruno, Calamandrana, Castel Boglione, Castelnuovo Belbo, Castelnuovo Calcea, Castel Rocchero, Cortiglione, Incisa Scapaccino, Moasca, Mombaruzzo, Mombercelli, Nizza Monferrato, Rocchetta Palafea, Vaglano Serrao and Vinchio. The vineyards cover around 250 hectares of vineyards and are mostly between 100 and 400 meters above sea level. For classified vineyards may be on the label Vigna followed by the location name. The wine must be 100% Barbera be pressed. The alcohol content must be at least 13% vol, when using Vigna 13.5% vol. The ripening period is 14 months, at least 6 of them in the barrel. With 30 months of ripening, of which at least 12 months in the barrel, he is allowed to Riserva call.