Barbera del Monferrato DOC

Barbera del Monferrato See Piemonte (Monferrato area) map, ref #12

491665485-Piedmont vineyard

Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1970; Barbera del Monferrato Superiore was established as a separate DOCG in 2008
Vineyard Area: 910 ha / 2,250 acres (2014)
Production: 39,300 hl / 436,700 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Barbera
Styles and Wine Composition:
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 85% Barbera; maximum 15% Dolcetto, Freisa, and/or Grignolino

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 650 m (2,130 ft)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Rosso; 12.0% if a vineyard is named
  • Aging: No minimum specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013