History: Established as a DOC in 1970; became a DOCG in 2008; subzone Nizza became a separate DOCG in 2014
Vineyard Area: 3,956 ha / 9,771 acres (2013, C)
Production: 159,600 hl (total 2013/14); avg. 1,819,000 cases bottled annually
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Barbera
Styles and Wine Composition: RED WINES
- Rosso (Rd): Minimum 90% Barbera + OANRG
- Superiore (Rosso)
Note: The Nizza subzone was approved as a separate DOCG as of the 2014 harvest (read more). However, Barbera d’Asti Superiore wines from the Nizza subzone will still be available on the market for a few years.