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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  • San Silvestro

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

  • Giuseppe Cortese

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

  • Cà Nova

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

  • Hilberg-Pasquero

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

  • Giordano

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

  • 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

  • Malvira San Michele 2004


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    Wine review by msmudhen

  • Tenimenti Fontanafredda Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba la Lepre 2007


    In my opinion, Dolcetto is a wine you either really like or just hate it. I really like good Dolcetto and this Fontanafredda from the Piemontese province of Cuneo is remarkable. With an alcoholic concentration that turns it into a Dolcetto Superiore (over 13% vol), this is a beautiful dry red (don't let the name mistake you into thinking it's sw... Read More

    Wine review by Arwan

  • Boroli Barbera d'Alba 2006


    from epicurious:"Barbera is Italy's most food-friendly red wine type: It's a classic, light-on-its-feet red, able to dance around complicated food-matching problems. Boroli is a small, high-quality producer that houses a hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant called Locanda del Pilone. So the owners clearly know their wine and food. This bottle h... Read More

    Wine review by yasaminb

  • Rapet Pere et Fils Barbera d'Alba 2006


    Yellow straw and young mushrooms. Medium bodied with bright acidity and a little bit of tannins on the finish. Needs to age but enjoyable now. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9

  • Vietti Nebbiolo Langhe DOC Perbacco 2006


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    Wine review by mistazang

  • Il Palio Dolcetto D' Alba NV


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    Wine review by tcav23

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre 2010


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    Wine review by coslattery

  • Cascina Val del Prete Nebbiolo d'Alba Vigna del Lino 1999


    Bought this because of the year (1999) and the fact my family is from Alba,Piedmount.....what an excellent surprise...can't wait to get more Read More

    Wine review by dpiokeys

  • Pertinace Barbera d'Alba 2005


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    Wine review by cruane

  • Ricossa Barbaresco 2005


    ruby purple in colour, lots of flavours of dark fruit, with a sweetish finish. ... and violet flavors in most barbaresco. The tannins are sweet so the wine is approachable now but will age for atleast 5 yea Read More

    Wine review by boruveg

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