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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  • Cantina Monti

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

  • Sottimano

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

  • San Silvestro

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

  • Castello di Neive

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

  • 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...

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • Michele Chiarlo 2003


    Transparent cherry red in the glass. Delicate nose of spice, leather, and a hint of oak. Notes of red fruits including cherries. Superb balance here between the tart acidity and the other elements of the wine. Nice dryness with finely textured tannins. The finish is long and balanced quite well. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • Produttori Barbaresco 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by bisitun

  • Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 1990


    Can't afford to rate this wine. Read More

    Wine review by Gedskem

  • Punset Barbera d'Alba 2004


    Had a Punset 2006 Barbera D'Alba at a restaurant and it was wonderful. Would like to hear if anyone else has an comments. It has lovely fragrance and color. The mouth feel was just what you'd want from a nice red wine. It had the taste of blackberries and others which I'm not trained well enough to pick up but it's great! Now if I could just... Read More

    Wine review by bopahyland

  • Vietti Barbera Barbera d'Alba Scarrone 2005


    Cracked open this beauty on a mid-summer night. I didn't find the nose to be very appealing but as it aired out in the decanter, it grew to be velvety smooth. Nice buttery finish, not bitter, no aftertaste. I'm no wine connoisseur, but I know what tastes right and what doesn't. For the price and the vintage, this is a can't miss for Average ... Read More

    Wine review by yoscott

  • Prunotto Barbera Barbera d'Alba Pian Romualdo 2006


    Good, round but feels like something is missing. It will please more who enjoy ligther wines. Read More

    Wine review by wmmv

  • Le Monferrine Piemonte Barbera 2008


    lovely chill-out wine, simple yet sophisticated labels, nice tangy smell, clean, crisp taste, i think it's a brilliant wine. what does le monferrine mean though? it has my curiosity piqued. Read More

    Wine review by NixTasuh

  • Dante Rivetti Barbera d'Alba Mara 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by JOst

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico 1996


    wine was okay. value for money not so good. Read More

    Wine review by MarkyMonaco

  • Dante Rivetti Barbera d'Alba Mara 2004


    Very easy drinking, reliable wine. It's not very complex and is light bodied, with slight tannins. For the price I usually pay, I find it is a good deal and I purchase it often. Read More

    Wine review by kellyb02

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