DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region Piedmont
, which was highly classified in 2010. The former DOC area was created in 1987 to reactivate the then endangered species autochthonous
To support the grape variety, which has been successful. The vineyards cover around 100 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Castagnole Monferrato, Grana, Montemagno, Portacomaro, Refrancore, Scurzolengo and Viarigi in the province Asti
, If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna
followed by the location name on the bottle label. The wine is made from the varieties Ruchè
(90%) and Barbera
and / or brachetto = Brachetto del Piemonte
(max. 10%) pressed.