Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG is an extremely robust and powerful red wine, but it seems less acidic than the cousin made from the same grapes. Some producers make wines to be drunk young, but with a little diligence, it is possible to find more tenacious Barbera wines that can be stored for 5 years or even a decade or more.
As the name suggests, Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG is made from the Barbera grape variety (90-100%), with the permitted addition of local red grapes (0-10%). This is a Ruby red wine which turns to garnet red with age. The scent is intense and characteristic with a tendency to become more ethereal with age. The taste is dry and become more mellow with age while the wine is more full-bodied, harmonious and pleasant.