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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  • 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...

  • Vermentino

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

  • 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...

  • Barbera

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

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  • Sottimano

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

  • Rizzi

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

  • Cà Nova

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

  • Giuseppe Cortese

    Cortese's family produces and vinifies with passion.Since 3 generations, using its own grapes fro...

  • Ada Nada

    It all began long ago in 1919, when granfather Carlo bought a farmhouse in the Rombone hamlet...

  • 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

  • Velenosi Lacrima di Morro d'Alba 2013

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    Added this vintage by error, but cannot find out how to eliminate it from my list. Read More

    Wine review by sarahbeader


  •    Taste the Produttori 1989s at MaialinoThis dinner combines ... things: the Produttori del Barbaresco, and the 1989 vintage in Piedmont. We will taste each of the Produttori's nine Barbaresco Riservas, and we will have some even more rare 1989 Barolo to compare for the sake of science. We will eat the delicious food at Maialino. An additiona... Read More

    Forum post in the topic If you like Barolo and can...


  • So I am going to take your side on some things, AS, but I wouldn't call a ... I don't know where the Barbaresco is made, but it's $10 and Reverse Wine Snob likes it.  (Not so much the Barolo, and I have to say he's made some egregious mistakes about winemakers and their work histories, but that's nothing to with his taste.) I thought it was ok... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


  • 2012 Sonoma vintage 2012 Best Zinfandel &  Pinot Noir, also ... ... Best, secure Barolo and Barbaresco now. North Tuscany also a must. Available soon.  worth the wai Read More

    Forum post in the topic Notes. 2010 and 2012 Now and...


  • Giovanni Rosso Barbera d'Alba Donna Margherita 2011

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    Wine review by lcsw0799


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

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    Below 15 years old, 20-23 days on skins, 6 months in wood Very balsamic on the nose with a huge pine resin top note, some sweet woody notes, sweet red fruit and a hint of mint. Rather sweet/tart in the mouth, though mostly tart with lots of cranberry and raspberry flavors. This is less balsamic in the mouth than on the nose, but it retains some... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giovanni Sordo Nebbiolo d'Alba 2011

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    Hugely balsamic on the nose, which is quite aromatic and fresh with aromas of red frutti del bosco, camphor, and a hint of something a little spicy. With high acids on entry, this comes off as a bit lean, with sour cherry, in a simple, clean and decisive style. the finish is long and fresh, if simple and easy going. 85pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Bric du Nota Nebbiolo D Alba Scarpa 2010

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    Monte Roero Big raspberry aromas with a liquory edge first greet the nose followed by lots of strawberry fruit, a bit candied but fresh, with hints of black raspberry candy. Smooth and rich in the mouth with perhaps a hint of RS as well. There are rich if gentle macerated herb tinged black berry and raspberry flavors on the palate with just a h... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Prunotto Nebbiolo d'Alba Occhetti 2011

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    A subzone of Monteroero Grapes are bought from a single vineyard 10 months in wood, almost all botte Nice classic nose of rose hips, prune plum and cherry in alcohol. Smooth and nicely balanced in the mouth this is easygoing on the palate and very much in the style of the vintage. With good fruit, modest complexity, classic hints of leather ap... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Barbaresco Bordini Elvio Cogno 2011

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    Small red fruits, sandalwood, and hints of cinnamon, mushroom, and leather appear on the nose along with a hint of peach. fairly tannic in the mouth and medium bodied, quite woodsy, savory, and a little tough in the mouth with menthol and strawberry flavors. Tannic and tough on the finish, with dry tannins that are not that well integrated. S... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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