Barbera d'Asti Wine

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Barbera d’Asti is a red wine produced in and around the town of Asti, in the Piedmont region of Italy. Barbera, from which it is made, has been growing in the region for centuries. It’s a much easier varietal to cultivate than the regional big boy Nebbiolo. For this reason, when the Pylloxera crisis hit Piedmont in the late 1800s, Barbera was among the first to be replanted, and in many instances, replaced plantings of Nebbiolo. The region was awarded DOCG, the highest classification, in 2008. 
 
While Barbera is found throughout Italy, the Piedmont Barberas (Alba, Monferrato and Asti) are considered the finest, and Barbera d’Asti has its own unique characteristics. It’s grown in the slopes surrounding Asti and Allesandria, which are more open than its neighboring vineyards in Alba. Unlike the Alba DOC, Barbera d’Asti is a minimum 75% Barbera, with 15% allowable Freisa, Grignolino and/or Dolcetto. Asti wines tend to be light and fruity, with more approachable Read more »

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    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

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    History of the grape: There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus,...

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  • Alfonso Boeri

    In the charming hamlet of Bionzo, located in the winemaking town of Costigliole d'Asti, the Boeri...

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    Alfiero Boffa specialized in the production of Barbera d'Asti superiore when, in 1984, he set out...

  • Braida di Bologna Giacomo

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  • My condolences Randy.  It must be difficult to read about wine and not be able to experience any.  You could always open something and do a sniff and swish in the mouth and then spit it out and repeat if you get itchy.  I'm hopeful the good doctor can give you the green light soon.Zuf,I did bring two bottles back.  I'll have to get photos and po... Read More

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  • Hi everybody.  I returned last Sunday from two weeks in Italy.  We flew Vancouver to Paris and spent the first day walking everywhere, basically "Paris in six hours".  Saw Palace of Versailles the next day and more walking around Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur.  Flew to Bologna that evening.  Next day we took a train to Florence and spend three days... Read More

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  • I went to Italy at the weekend as one of my nephews decided to get married to an Italian girl. The ceremony was in her home town of Massa on the coast of Tuscany. It was a lovely ocasion and I got to stay in a nice hotel,a really old building with lots of marble.Their breakfasts were unusual. I expected bread,jam and croissants. which there were... Read More

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  • Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti le Orme 2016

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    Attractive dark purple in the glass. Fairly fruity nose. Not too heavy hit of mixed berries on the tip of the tongue.A surprisingly silky mouthfeel, Not the biggest wine in the world, but more full-bodied than I expected. Light, but noticeable, and appreciated, acid. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I opened a 2014 Veglio Barbera d'Alba last night. Light ruby in color. Light medium bodied. Red fruited and high acid with an almost tanninless finish. If drank blind, I would of bet it was a example of an Barbera d'Asti. Read More

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  • Coppo Barbera d'Asti Riserva Della Famiglia 2004

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    Wine review by effell


  • We asked for an editing function, there you go!  London Escorts. Hey, who wants to be alone for Easter, anyway?  For 100 pounds an hour (no, I didn't go to the site, but I did google it) you can share your ham (I didn't intend that, but I'm leaving it) with a lass from London.  Or Poland or whatever. Last night had a Barbera d'Asti from Oberto. ... Read More

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  • Gran Passione Barbera d'Asti Superiore 2012

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    Richly spiced earth and leather aromas with full fruited notes of cherry and raspberry with some bramble fruit. Refreshing acidity and more bold red fruit flavors in the mouth show this has a lot to offer, with a fair bit of earthy spice coming through towards the long, black cherry finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • It's 6:30 pm Friday in Lake Como, Italy and we just opened this really nice Oddero Barbera d'Asti Vinchio d'Asti 2011. Checking wine searcher, I must be buying from the wrong store as this wine was about the same price or even a bit more expensive here than what wine searcher and CT has as the average price (which I'm guessing is US pricing).Doe... Read More

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  • Le Orme Barbera Dasti. Michele Chiarlo 2012

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    Another sampler from Lunch. As a Bubbly, a bit too sweet fruity and floral for me, but could see it pairing well with various foods. Very inexpensive Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


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