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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  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Giuseppe Cortese

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

  • Orlando Abrigo

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

  • Ada Nada

    It all began long ago in 1919, when granfather Carlo bought a farmhouse in the Rombone hamlet...

  • Bruno Giacosa

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

  • Cantina Monti

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

  • 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

  • Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cascina 2006


    A great performance from this beauty tonight. Medium red color in the glass. The nose is almost smoky with plum, savory broth, mushrooms and moist earth. On the palate a full body with raspberry, fig, more mushroom and a sweet mid-palate of red fruit that carries this wines brisk acidity to the end. The finish is long and fresh with cherry and c... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Carlo Giacosa Barbera d'Alba Mucin 2007


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    Wine review by GavP

  • Camerano Dolcetto Dalba 2007


    Medium nose of cherries and a light leather flavor. Medium-full acidity, tight with graphite flavors of the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Michele Chiarlo NV


    Absolutely the best dessert wine ever. Lightly sweet, just a smidgeon of bubbly and fantastic flavor. Read More

    Wine review by texastina39

  • Corregia Barbera D Alba Ml 2004


    Silky quenching cherry fruit, a touch of liquorice. Delicious. Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley

  • Prunotto Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Occhetti 2000


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    Wine review by drsint

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre 2010


    Brick red colorAroma - Tar, cherry, earth, tobbaco, smoke,leatherFlavor - ... ... they were the originator of Barbaresco wines) Good value, drinkable wine excellent example of Nebbiolo (an underappreciated grape) very approachabl Read More

    Wine review by Kheldarstl

  • Villadoria Nebbiolo d'Alba 2005


    Ruby red color, very light bodied wine with an incredible bouquet of berries and a body full of berries and stone fruit. When accompanied by a chilled cucumber and mint soup (with cilantro and smoked shrimp at Brooklyn's own Char No. 4) there was an intense flavor of watermelon on my palette. As my first nebbiolo experience, I'm extremely happ... Read More

    Wine review by atonalprime

  • Ricossa Barbaresco 2005


    Full body smooth and complex, Long en Bouche, dark cherry, a bit of burnt wood in the finish Read More

    Wine review by yanagael

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre 2010


    Floral and cherry fruit on the nose with a bit of leather in the background. Light on the palate with more cherry fruit, minerals and cedar. Finishes with a tannic bite. I don't feel this bottle is consistent with my past experiences and will leave some to try again tomorrow. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

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