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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  • Corvina

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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • 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...

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  • Orlando Abrigo

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

  • Sottimano

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

  • Produttori del Barbaresco

    Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small p...

  • Dante Rivetti

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

  • 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...

  • Cà Nova

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

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • 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

  • Vietti Nebbiolo Langhe DOC Perbacco 2006


    Tasted between 3 to 6 hours of decanting. What a treat, with a nose full of black cherry, tobacco, new leather, and a bit of anise and undergrowth. The palate shows sour cherry, earth and citrus-prune on the mid palate. Medium bodied with a fresh but slightly tannic structure. Long finish with raspberry fruit. Simply put, this is one of the two ... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Grimaldi Barbera d'Alba 2006


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    Wine review by poll1pl

  • Conterno Fantino Barbera d'Alba Vignota 2006


    I just had this wine sitting at a nice hotel bar where they actually (gasp), didn't overprice their wines. Very drinkable as a cocktail all by itself. Wonderful nose, lucious black fruits, hint of minerality with bright acidity and a medium finish. Needed to open up a bit, decanting really helped. Great conversation wine. Read More

    Wine review by jmbrand

  • Pio Cesare Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba 2007


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    Wine review by madsbs

  • Andrea Oberto Barbera d'Alba 2008


    This wine showed aromas of cherry and new leather on the nose. Leading to a palate full of cranberry, sour cherry, cedar and bitters. A medium bodied and easy drinking Barbera, made in a light style with crisp acidity, which gives it a very refreshing finish. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

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