Significant Production Rules:
- Zone of production: 18 communes of the Nizza area—Agliano Terme, Belveglio, Bruno, Calamandrana, Castel Boglione, Castelnuovo Belbo, Castelnuovo Calcea, Castel Rocchero, Cortiglione, Incisa Scapaccino, Moasca, Mombaruzzo, Mombercelli, Nizza Monferrato, Rocchetta Palafea, San Marzano Oliveto, Vaglio Serra, and Vinchio
- Minimum alcohol level: 13.0%; 13.5% if a vigna (vineyard name) appears on the label
- Aging: For Rosso, minimum 18 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = July 1, V+2); for riserva, minimum 30 months, including 12 months in barrel (ERD = July 1, V+3)
Below is a comparison of the rules for Barbera d’Asti DOCG and for Nizza DOCG.