The Barbera del Monferrato Superiore PDO is reserved exclusively for Red wine.
The production area of Barbera del Monferrato Superiore PDO is within the territory of numerous municipalities in the provinces of Asti and Alessandria, in the Piedmont region.
Red (including Semi-Sparkling): min 85% Barbera, max.15% pure or combined, Freisa, Grignolino, Dolcetto.
Description of product typologies
Barbera del Monferrato Superiore PDO is ruby-red in colour, tending towards garnet with aging; it is intense and characteristic on the nose, with accentuated notes of red fruit, cherry, mild spice, sometimes floral, tending towards ethereal with aging; it is dry and full on the palate, with sharp fruity notes and sensations of cocoa and vanilla which become perfectly balanced over time. The minimum aging period for the wine is 14 months, commencing November 1st of the harvest year, six months of which must be in wood. The vinification and aging of Barbera del Monferrato Superiore PDO must be take place in the production area, although, taking traditional situations into account, these operations may also be carried out within the entire territory of the Piedmont region. In the designation and presentation of Barbera del Monferrato Superiore PDO, it is mandatory to display the grape production year on the label.
The Barbera del Monferrato Superiore PDO designation can be followed by Vigna (Vineyard) with the relative toponym.