DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region of Piedmont, the upgrading took place in 2008. The zone includes 116 municipalities in the province of Asti and 51 municipalities in the province of Alessandria. There are three subzones in the province of Asti. The subzone Nice was classified as an independent DOCG zone in 2014. This comprises the municipalities of 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 in its entirety. Barbera d'Asti wines can also be produced here.
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