Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG

See Piemonte (Monferrato area) map, ref #1

179594996-Barbera

Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1970; became a DOCG in 2008
Vineyard Area: 37 ha / 91 acres (2015)
Production: 1,440 hl / 16,000 cases (2016)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Barbera
Styles and Wine Composition:
RED WINES
  • Superiore (Rd): Minimum 85% Barbera; maximum 15% Dolcetto, Freisa, and/or Grignolino

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 650 m (2,130 ft)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 13.0%
  • Aging: Minimum 14 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = January 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 03/07/2014