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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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,...

  • Barbera

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Vermentino

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

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  • Adriano Marco e Vittorio

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

  • Sottimano

    The Sottimano winery was founded in 1974 by Maggiore Sottimano; the first step was purchasing the...

  • Giordano

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

  • Cantina Monti

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

  • Dante Rivetti

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

  • Orlando Abrigo

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

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • Okay, in additon to picking up a case of Barolo/Barbaresco via trade from JD back in April, I've been stocking up on bits and pieces of things.  I bought 4 bottles of old vintage Beaulieu from K&L for $30 per, a pair of 1990 and a pair of 1996.  One 1990 went down the drain, one sits in the cellar waiting to see if it suffered the same fate whil... Read More

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  • Hi Big Al! Sorry for the so late reply. The wines were from Piedmont ... ... used to drinking Barolo and Barbaresco. I would just call it an ethnic wine dinner to prepare them to drink mango or plum wine Read More

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  • Had Foxall and family over last night. Heard E-Mark hosted as well, so please ... blind, there were guesses of Barbaresco (Fox), Pinot Noir, then Cabernet, then Syrah (Deb). Overall, it showed nice freshness, though it was buried in the mix more than the my memory of the first bottle, like the acidity went from playing guitar parts to bass. Th... Read More

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  • Barbaresco Produttori del Barbaresco 2012

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    Thin, tannic, too early to drink and lacking depth Read More

    Wine review by ekw590


  • Truffles and Barolo or Barbaresco.  Might not be a better combination of food and wine anywhere.  Makes you glad to have lived a life that made you seek out something better than a fast food burger and a coke.  Usually we can thank our parents for it, but someone introduces us to that kind of pleasure, and we need to thank them. Anyway, I have t... Read More

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  • You have winter white truffles, mostly from Northern Italy and commonly ... ... ... well with some aged Barbaresco. Imagine tha Read More

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  • As usual, Chambers Street offers up some very interesting bottles at very good ... very good ... Fratelli 1985 Barbaresco Roccalini 1.5 L  |  1 in stock  |  $189.99 Giacosa, Romualdo 1974 Barbaresco 3.78 L  |  1 in stock  |  $374.99 Nada, Fiorenzo 1989 Barbaresco   |  1 in stock  |  $99.99 Negro 1961 Barolo   |  1 in stock  |  $89.99 Oberto, ... Read More

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  • Renato Ratti Nebbiolo d'Alba Ochetti 2013

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    Dark ruby color with jammy and spice notes. Medium body with traditional Nebbiolo characteristics. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • "The red-checked tablecloth places with the bottle of Chianti are perfect ... suckling pig and Produttori barbaresco a week or so ago. And even in Japan, Italy has taken over the gotta-be-good European cuisine leadership from France. Happened back in the early '90s.Perhaps my comfort factor initially issued from the fact that when young my dad... Read More

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  • D, '10 is way more epic in Barolo than Barbaresco, and '09 in Barbaresco missed some of the problems of Barolo in that vintage, IMO. Okay, finally got my post up re: SMV. I deliberately did not mention the Falcon Crest connection, although I am willing to wager that I am the only Snoother who has been in Abby Dalton's Rolls Royce.  (Not a prop, ... Read More

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