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...

  • 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,...

  • Vermentino

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

  • 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...

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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...

  • Marchesi di Gresy

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

  • Orlando Abrigo

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

  • San Silvestro

    The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly prod...

  • Bruno Giacosa

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

  • Rizzi

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

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • Tenuta Carretta Barbaresco Cascina Bordino 2010

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    A dusty and earthy nose, this wine leads with tomato leaf, cocoa powder, herb, and not much fruit. In the mouth there's strong red fruit, mostly lively cherry and a hint of cranberry, but there's also a fair bit of herb and a hint of a violet floral component, licorice, ripe black cherry and a short goji and cranberry finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • OT speaks volumes.  Coincidentally, JD just drank a Barolo that was really ... phase, but with Barolo and Barbaresco I would be more likely to use the phrase "shut down."  Dumb wines just, to me, taste inexplicably boring and flat; shut down wines can actually be hard to drink, but it's really the same idea--young character of fruit disappears,... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Dumb Wine


  • Keep in mind that Barolo can be good if tough for some young, but often shuts down for many, many years.  Not sure what the story is with the Fennochio.  I have to say the G. Mascarello from '06 I tasted last year was by no means shut down, either.  Read More

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  • That's good to hear Fox...2000 is the most accessible Barolo I've ever had (happened to be a Bartolo Mascarello in February 2014), so not surprising the Granbussia showed well. Also nice to share a great bottle like that with your SO. I was at a tasting yesterday with a bunch of friends, perhaps we had too many wines on the table, that a lot of ... Read More

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  • Sandrone is modernist, so it's interesting to see what's happening to those.  The modernists probably made the wines more drinkable young by taming the tannins with oak, but at a cost of burying some of what makes Nebbiolo unique. (Here I am sounding like some cocksure expert--I'm not, but this is certainly how many, including Oz Clarke, saw it,... Read More

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  • The Sandrone's were not as much to my tastes...the 1993 was very dry and woody, perhaps more woody. Read More

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  • The Romirasco was excellent to say the least, power, balance, and some elegance.The Burlotto was also very nice, so distinctive as GdP says, and I'm glad I opened it, my only bottle to see its potential. The most elegant, feminine Barolo I've tasted, but this still had structure.  Read More

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  • Have enjoyed several versions over the years, but I always go back to the ... ... CA pinot], nebbiolo [barolo/barbaresco] or tempranillo  [rioja]) and even the likes of sherry and port. Perhaps most often in that sauce have it either with pasta, or serve it as an accompanying side dish to cross-sliced steak malagasy (green and pink pepper and ... Read More

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  • Massimo Rivetti Barbaresco Serraboella 2005

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    This wine is a deep ruby in the glass with great clarity. The nose is very ...-barbaresco-riserva.htm Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Actually, we had rose, too, from Campuget, last night.  It was somewhere ... where at least one TJ's Barbaresco/Barolo was made, and it was very impressive.. Read More

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