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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Marchesi di Gresy

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

  • Giordano

    The Family Business: Our History The Giordano family has been producing wine in Valle Talloria...

  • Produttori del Barbaresco

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

  • Dante Rivetti

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

  • Cà Nova

    The Cà Nova Estate winery was born in 1996.. About ten hectars of vineyards, a modern cellar and ...

  • Hilberg-Pasquero

    The Casa Pasquero Farm was founded in the early 20th century on a hilltop in Bricco Gatti. Follow...

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • Pertinace Barbera d'Alba 2015


    This is the 2015 vintage and the third vintage I've bought from them. Ripe black fruit with balancing acid and a long tart tanninless finish. Nice barbera and nice for a change. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Well Al (and others), if you want to find out what Produttori del Barbaresco is capable of, this offering is a great place to start. No worries about being too young or dumb....  ;-)Many of these will blow away a great portion of the wines posted here.Just a few variations of Produttori labels: 1964, 1970, 1979, 2009. Produttori del Barbaresco -... Read More

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  • Interesting review from Jancis Robinson on the Bera Barbaresco. Where I was surprised it was as open as it was, she found it still closed roughly six months ago. One definite possibility is that she drank closer to the source from protected, rested bottles. Mine were subjected to whatever ravages of the trip halfway around the world. Didn't thin... Read More

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  • Al, he was talking about your posts in the Forum, not the reviews. If this ... ... remain nameless, and a Bera Barbaresco '12. The last was the WOTN but that was only that night, though I'd be happy to have it as a daily anytime. It was drinking remarkably well for a five-year-old Barbaresco and seemingly traditionally styled yet pretty bright... Read More

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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


    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

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • 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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  • 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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