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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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Subregions of Barbaresco

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  • Rizzi

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

  • Marchesi di Gresy

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

  • Castello di Neive

    Castello di Neive comprises a 150 acres (60 hectares) estate, all in the Neive town council, in t...

  • Azienda Agricola San Cristoforo di Angelo Sassi

    Azienda Agricola San Cristoforo is fortunate to be situated in one of the best locations in the r...

  • Produttori del Barbaresco

    Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small p...

  • Adriano Marco e Vittorio

    The “AZIENDA AGRICOLA ADRIANO MARCO e VITTORIO” farm is a family-run company, situated in the hea...

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi Vursu 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Pretty good price allowing a bigger plunge--get this Gattinara while the ... ... Nebbiolo are from Barolo and Barbaresco within Piedmont, just a short drive north reveals stunning expressions of Nebbiolo for a fraction of the price. There are few better examples of this than today’s 2012 Podere dei Ginepri from the Nervi Winery in the Coste de... Read More

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  • Wine Lovers of NYC is proud to offer an exclusive guided tasting of the three ... Italy: Brunello, Barolo and Barbaresco. Guided by Camacho Vidal, a leading Italian wine expert, Camacho will talk in details about each wine and pair it with Italian cheeses and coldcuts. A former banker, Camacho has been in the wine business for more than 10 yea... Read More

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  • Duchessa Lia Barbaresco 2012

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    garnet red, bold, with melon and spices, long finish Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Rocca Felice Nebbiolo d'Alba 2013

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    Garnet color with quite a bit of light coming through. Tart nose of, more than anything else, red cherries. Fairly light on the tongue. Light berry flavor. The most telling characteristic is acid. Moderate level of tannin. Lightness and acid tartness makes this an easy drinker. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Rosa Dell 'Olmo Barbaresco 2012

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    Red fruit and some floral notes on the nose, Red fruited with a high amount of acid and a bit floral on the palate too. Finish is long and very astringent. Bought at Trader Joe's and expected this wine to be more modern in style but this wine needs time. Give it a looong decant or better yet put it on it's side for fifteen more years. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Yet another example of how Italian wines--even Baroli--can provide relatively ... that dinner... Barolo + Barbaresco 19641964 is considered one of a few really great Piemonte vintages – an “Annata Eccezionale” on Renato Ratti’s seminal vintage chart and the equivalent on many others, and it’s the source of some of the best old Nebbiolo we’ve h... Read More

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  • Haven't listened to that album, so thanks. Remember him having Dylan on his ... ... to a storm, was drinking Barbaresco rather than champers. Plenty of that in the cooler, though, so can bust it out over the next few days because it looks like the remembering will continue for a bit... A view of the music and intellectual world back in those da... Read More

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  • Agreed on Riserva, and non-Riserva. I'm not really as interested in the ... ... - Supposedly he makes a Barbaresco Riserva, though I'd have to look more in to where the grapes are coming from (i.e. a blend, or the best blocks of Pajore...again, Tim would know)The Southern exposures do indeed sound like a traditional example of where the Barol... Read More

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  • Batasiolo Dolcetto D' Alba DOC 2008

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    Wine review by FirstSecurityServices


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