(From 2010 Vintage) BARBERA D'ALBA 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".