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...

  • Vermentino

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

  • 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,...

  • 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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  • Cà Nova

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

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    Castello di Neive comprises a 150 acres (60 hectares) estate, all in the Neive town council, in t...

  • Dante Rivetti

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

  • Rizzi

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

  • Azienda Agricola San Cristoforo di Angelo Sassi

    Azienda Agricola San Cristoforo is fortunate to be situated in one of the best locations in the r...

  • Ada Nada

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

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • Nice JD.Unfortunately I don't have any older Asili or any other Produttori at the moment. I always think I should buy in quantity and then for whatever reason, I usually don't get around to it and when I do, like this past winter, we drink them up. Partly because my wife loves them, partly because I do. Read More

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  • Following up on the 2011 Sottimano Barbaresco...took this one to our annual Las Vegas convention in an insulated backpack with icepacks. Of course AC in the car all the way helped, and the ice packs kept it cool during setup, then got to the hotel room in fine order I have to assume...worked out well.Silky consistency with good earth, spice (som... Read More

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  • I think that 2010 Produttori normale is one to buy, also tried at a resto earlier this year and could tell it's going to be a late bloomer with good cellar potential.Also understand Giacosa and Roagna make an Asili, a regular and reserve in both cases, more food for thought. I don't own any Gaja but have thought about buying an odd bottle here o... Read More

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  • Only can find them in fits and spurts in Tokyo. Even the Langhe Nebbiolo, and ... Ditto for the plain vanilla Barbaresco, which is a real step up--from an entry-level wine that is my idea of the ideal daily quaffer that can also even work on special occasions. So I, too, am a big fan.Posted back on Dec. 6 in OT's Whatcha drinkin' thread:"Spark... Read More

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  • Got any older Asili's Greg?We should have a tasting! Read More

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  • JD - we did a few tastings of the single vineyards and the "regular" bottlings and for my money, the general bottling can't be beat for value. Has to be the world's best co-op. Anything they do is worth picking up. Read More

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  • While searching Barbaresco, I came across this thread, and what a great write up this is. Very helpful in this stage of wine buying I find myself in. Man I wish I could go back the 7.5 years to have attended this!Just off of one bottle of 1999 Rabaja I've had, shared with Foxall and his wife, I'm of the opinion that Rabaja doesn't have my favori... Read More

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  • I'll definitely agree the 2000 Margaux was in the early part of its peak, ... peak, ... to buy some 2011 Barbaresco and Barolo but wanting to sell off some things firs Read More

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  • Nebbiolo Al (Barolo & Barbaresco), while the getting is good there is greatness to be had at $50. Of course you could easily go to the $100-200+ range there as well.How about a 2004 Oddero Vigna Rionda?2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano?They should be approachable now, and age for as long as you'd like.  Read More

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  • La Ganghija Nebbiolo d'Alba 2013

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    Just what pure Nebbiolo should be about.Earthy, spicy and floral, with deep concentrated flavors, leather mint. long harmonius and good acid levels Read More

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