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...

  • Vermentino

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

  • 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...

  • Corvina

    History of the grape: There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus,...

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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...

  • Hilberg-Pasquero

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

  • Giuseppe Cortese

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

  • Cantina Monti

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

  • Marchesi di Gresy

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

  • 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

  • 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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  • Great report, Fox, thanks. It's a winery I've been aware of for years ... ... Talked about a '79 Barbaresco I had just a day or so ago in yet another thread just an hour or two ago. Then there's such as the '97 Napa which we've talked about before here, too, though that's perhaps a more complex issue. Read More

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  • Though I managed by being offshore most of the '80s to miss every single ... ... with then Produttori del Barbaresco's 2010 Barbaresco (no single bottlings that year), then the same co-op's 1979 (very good though kinda under-the-radar vintage) Ovello. Espresso and only a little grappa to close. My first cousin, who eats plenty of Italian in Sw... Read More

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  • Cascina Bruciata Barbaresco 2010

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    Wine review by invinoveritas78


  • JD - I don't know that I'd say yuck to all of them. Tasted the Long ... like the Produttori up in Barbaresco and several in Spain and France. Some negociants simply buy the co-op wine and sell it under another label. It's honest wine and often quite good.I have to agree however, that a lot of the wine in places like BevMo could give those oper... Read More

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  • Tenuta Carretta Barbaresco Cascina Bordino 2010

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    Highly floral notes with tomato leaf, a fair bit of heat and earthy notes of clay and tar. The fruit comes in more on the palate, with tart cranberry, red currant and cherry notes, loamy earth and dusty clay, with potent acidity and spice coming through the back of the palate and onto the finish. Tannins add a bit of texture here, especially on ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • And you can always get some Barbera, which can age well and which will be a lot ... less money than Barolo or Barbaresco. Well, at least usually it will be. And Nebbiolo is made in other areas as well, so depending on what you're looking for, you can buy a few bottles of something from Valtellina or Gattinara, both of which can produce very nic... Read More

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