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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  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Barbera

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

  • Corvina

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

  • Ruché

    Controllata (DOC) status by presidential decree on October 22, 1987. The current DOC recognized area of production fo...

  • Dolcetto

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

  • Sangiovese

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

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  • Alfonso Boeri

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

  • Braida di Bologna Giacomo

    Appellation: Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG Produced using grapes: 100% Brachetto Harvest: End of A...

  • Marchesi Alfieri

    The Marchesi Alfieri wine estate with its historic cellars is located amongst the heights in the ...

  • Alfiero Boffa

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

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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


  • La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian 2010

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    Dark berry and tobacco flavors. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Belle Scogliere Barbera d'Asti Italy 2012

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    a wonderful pasta wine and just perfect for that table of food as the wine is pleasant, homey, lively and virulent. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Barbera d'Asti Ai Cruss 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Prunotto Barbera d'Asti Fiulot 2012

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    Nicely floral on the nose with streaks of blue fruit, a whiff of smoke and some ash and tart black currant fruit rounding out the aromas. Round fresh and zesty in the mouth, this shows nice depth on the palate and is almost rustic in an attractive way showing savory complexity and attractive nuance. On the palate the acid really drives the wine ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Coppo Barbera d'Asti Camp du Rouss 2009

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    Dark, earthy and funky on the nose this shows Barbera as the fruit begins to fade leaving behind complex spice, earth, and dried red and black fruit aromas along with some obvious VA. Smooth, supple and polished in the mouth, while the fruity aromas have faded significantly here the plummy, slightly dried cherry flavors remain on the palate alon... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vietti Barbera d'Asti la Crena 2010

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    Lots of red fruit shows up on this sweet nose which picks up a little forest floor and clay soil notes with air. A Touch soft for Barbera, with soft tannins lending this a velvety, easy to drink texture. Lots of plummy, red fruit is large scaled and fresh in the mouth with those tiny tannins making this fun to drink but the finish, slightly jamm... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vietti Barbera d'Asti la Crena 2010

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