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Barbera d’Alba DOC

Region: Piemonte

Synopsis

History: Established as a DOC in 1970; subzone created in 2021

Vineyard Area: 1,309 ha / 3,233 acres (2019)

Production: 79,600 hl / 884,000 cases (5-year average)

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 85% Barbera; maximum 15% Nebbiolo
  • Superiore (Rosso)

Subzones

  • Castellinaldo

Significant Production Rules

  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 650 m (2,130 ft)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 12.0% for Rosso and Castellinaldo; 12.5% for Superiore
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum 12 months, including 4 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Castellinaldo, minimum 14 months, including 6 months in barrel and 3 months in bottle (ERD = January 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

08/21/2021

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