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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Orlando Abrigo

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

  • Bruno Giacosa

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

  • Giuseppe Cortese

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

  • San Silvestro

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

  • Marchesi di Gresy

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

  • 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

  • Fontanafredda Nebbiolo Barbaresco Coste Rubín 1983


    i have a bottle of 1983 barbaresco discovered in the back of a cupboard. Is it worth my time opening it? would appreciate advice on this!! In anticipation , many thanks Read More

    Wine review by leila1

  • Snooth Friends from all over, unite!I have this serious doubt I need you to ... this bottle of wine, it´s a Barbaresco Fontafredda 1974, a traditional and old nebbiolo, and my doubt is about how long should I open it up before drinking. The problem is that opinions may diverge widely. Some people believe that this is probably now a very fragil... Read More

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  • Nada Fiorenzo Dolcetto d'Alba 2006


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    Wine review by fabiocasa82

  • Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2006


    Medium color, rustic nose and very earthy. Lots of acid nice wine but I wish it was a bit cleaner and less rustic. Passed on the second bottle. Read More

    Wine review by Lodi Brad

  • Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba 2001


    This wine will be brilliant if you are patient and can give it more time... i (foolishly, or perhaps impatiently) tasted recently and will not touch the rest until 2018 or so. My flavour profile indicated the typical pure nebbiolo characteristics, plus dried cherries, raspberries, and a subtle faint black truffle/wild mushroom taste. Big tann... Read More

    Wine review by T BAILEY

  • Meda Margherita Moscato d'Asti 2005


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    Wine review by peen1986

  • Paitin Barbaresco Serra 2005


    Interesting and complex.On the palate: berry and vanilla flavors.Lots of tannins! Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Dolcetto d'Alba "Bricco Bastia" 2007


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    Wine review by Yevgenya

  • Giuseppe Cortese Langhe Nebbiolo 2003


    I was tasted Y2000 2 days ago, it was nice tennis, cocas, coffee, violents, spicies flavors after 40mins opened.My families was loved this kind of wine which provides it's unique color (like old wine......) 10 years aged. It was still richful in flavor with black berry etc and easy to drink.I should also test it's reserva later..... Read More

    Wine review by Lico1209

  • F.lli Barale Barbera d'Alba Vigna Castellero 2006


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    Wine review by dista23

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