This is the most widely known and largely grown vine in Piedmont. It is almost certain that its origin can be found on the Monferraro hills, but since last century it has extended largely into the zone of Alba. The crop is plentiful and constant and ripens in the first fortnighr of October. The bunches are conical-pyramidal-shaped and quite compact. The grapes are medium-sized and blueish-black.
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Controlled Denomination of Origin
The vine is strong, versatile and gives a good yield. It is considered a superior wine. Barbera d'Alba presents organolepric features that differ from zone to zone. These characteristics become more evident after fining. It becomes a D.O.C. wine soon after the vintage, and after one year's ageing in wooden casks it can be called "Superiore".