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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Castello di Neive

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

  • Cantina Monti

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

  • Giordano

    The Family Business: Our History The Giordano family has been producing wine in Valle Talloria...

  • 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...

  • Hilberg-Pasquero

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

  • Dante Rivetti

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

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Barbaresco on Snooth

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  • Meda Margherita Moscato d'Asti 2005


    Very nice dessert wine! Sweet but not too sweet......light bubbles......Very nice. Read More

    Wine review by flowerpwr

  • Sandrone Barbera d'Alba I72 2007


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    Wine review by Halthen

  • Oddero Barbera di Alba 2006


    Iodine and iron on the nose - very metallic, yet rustic. Rich and well balanced. Good acidity, and worked well with braised steak, but not too searing. Nice flavors of black cherry. Surprisingly complex and brooding for a wine of this price. Recommended Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • F.lli Seghesio Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Della Chiesa 2005


    Nose: Blackberries and black pepper. Unfortunately that's the most interesting part. The palate is quite light and I can't pick up much of anything specific, just dryness and maybe a smidge of earth. Pazzzz Read More

    Wine review by ONUMello

  • Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vignavillej 2007


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    Wine review by Jeremy Block

  • Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vignavillej 2007


    Barbera is normally a good, light, highly acidic fruit driven red wine that is ... the heystorm of Barolo and Barbaresco infatuation. Brovia steps up to the plate in their "Sori del Drago" and delivers a knock out punch. This is an ultra serious wine, that doesn't mess around. Incredibly pretty with violets notes laced all around it. Succu... Read More

    Wine review by Jeremy Block

  • Meda Margherita Moscato d'Asti 2005


    Best red wine I have ever had yet. I want to know where I can purchase it???? No wine store within 200 miles of my home sells it. What now? Read More

    Wine review by madams18

  • Stefano Farina Barbera d'Alba 2006


    Bright plum color, black cherries, plums and road dust aromas precede to dark stone fruit, tar and tobacco notes and a long, structured finish. With aeration this wine really offers so much more of everything. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth

  • Bruno Rocca Nebbiolo Barbaresco Rabajà 2006


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    Wine review by Divifilio

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