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DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region of Piedmont. The former subzone of the DOCG area Barbera d'Asti became independent in 2014. Until then, this wine was produced under the name Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza. The zone covers 244 hectares of vineyards, mostly between 100 and 400 metres above sea level, in and around the eponymous municipality of Nizza Monferrato in the province of Asti. In the case of classified vineyards, the label may state Vigna followed by the name of the vineyard. The wine must be made from 100% Barbera. The alcohol content must be at least 13% vol., or 13.5% vol. if Vigna is used. The ageing period is 14 months, of which at least 6 in barrels. With 30 months of ageing, of which at least 12 months in barrique barrels, it may call itself Riserva.

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