Barbaresco Wine

 

Barbaresco is one of the noble wines of Piedmont, in northwest Italy. It has a history dating back centuries, though it has drastically changed in style. Through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it was fashionable for wines to have a touch of frothy sweetness. Although Nebbiolo has always been the base for Barbaresco, grapes such as Moscatello and Passeretto were blended in for this effect. 
 
Enter Domizio Cavazza, the proclaimed “Father of Barbaresco,” who became the first director of the Enological School of Alba (Italy’s oldest) in 1888. In 1894 he founded the first official Barbaresco cooperative with local landowners, and began producing the wine in the single varietal, dry style that we know and love. 
 
In 1933, the Barbaresco zone was officially delineated, and it became DOC in 1966, achieving DOCG, the superior status, in 1980. The four villages of Barbaresco are located in the Langhe along the Tanaro river and consist of Barbaresco, Nieve Read more »

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  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Cortese

    Cortese is a minor grape grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, used to make that region’s dry white wine known as ‘G...

  • Corvina

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Barbera

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

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

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  • Dante Rivetti

    The roots of four generations of the Rivetti family run deep into the hills which overlook Neive ...

  • Marchesi di Gresy

    Alberto di Grésy was born in Milan on June 1, 1952, where he completed his studies and graduated ...

  • Cantina Monti

    Located at Monforte d'Alba, in the heart of the Langhe hills, the estate was founded in 1996, wh...

  • Orlando Abrigo

    The village of Barolo lies in the centre of the Langhe, the most prestigious wine-growing area in...

  • Rizzi

    The company was set up in 1974 by Ernesto Dellapiana on his family’s nineteenth century estate. H...

  • Bruno Giacosa

    The story starts in a simple way, with the native varietals of the Langa and Roero regions and...

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  • Al, the Produttori's Langhe Nebbiolo is one of the great value wines of ... for several hours. Try their Barbaresco next.Good wine requires acid and some tartness and tannins, though of course balanced with good fruit. Unless you just prefer cherry cola, which I don't think is the case.. Read More

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  • Barbaresco Produttori del Barbaresco 2012

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    Light red fruit on the nose with a touch of a sweet floral note. Red fruited in the mouth with notible acidity with a long drying finish. Read More

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  • I am very much a rookie on Italian and SpanishBest do far04,07 Antinori Tignanello06 Gaja Barbaresco04/10 Roda 1  Read More

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  • RBA  "Ooh,Reserve. It must be good".  While most New World ... ... Barolo at least 5 years, Barbaresco at least 4 years. I guess only the buyer can determine if that makes it good! &nbs Read More

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  • http://www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/123067That makes it easier for ... ... ... for Brunello, Barolo and Barbaresco from vintages past that might have been orphaned when the new vintages came in.  Didn't see anything interesting until I looked up on a shelf that had to be reached by ladder and saw a 2006 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" al... Read More

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  • Fox, obviously your cellar needs some strengthening.  ... of '70...  Barbaresco1962                                                                            To me, Barbaresco means, first and foremost, the Produttori del Barbaresco; I’ve tasted back over more than 50 years of their history, and the high quality of the wines is unmatched in co... Read More

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  • Galloni has been the one guy who's moved the Barolo market. The Burlotto ... there's Produttori Del Barbaresco. No matter how much people and critics talk, their pricing remains reasonable.The legal system in Wisconsin has been shown to be a complete joke, much to the chagrin of Stephen Avery and his nephew. If you have t seen the documentary ... Read More

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  • You can buy 2015 California Cabernet if you look around, I'm sure.  ... there's Barbaresco.  The wines were released last year, so I'll look for closeouts.  If I can't afford Oddero's Gallina bottling (usually a stunner), Ugo Lecquio has that cru covered.  I'll probably look for a Rio Sordo, but Cascina delle Rose has gotten hard to find and a ... Read More

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  • Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba 2014

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    Had this the other day with some Lobster Bisque. Garnet red color with a bit of Brown. Some under-ripe red fruit, Herbs and flowers - earthy - minerals, and a bit of must. Rusty Stevedore???Smooth but Dry and tannic. Not familiar enough with Dolcettos, but after this one, will seek more out. Read More

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  • Continue the research. May be some dark horses from areas that are ordinarily ... Panascal (Fonseca)Barolo and Barbaresco are good calls. I had an '87 Gattinara last week with friends that was singing. Think my friend paid somewhere just north of $50 for it.As a nice counterpoint to your native shiraz options it would not be the worst idea to ... Read More

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