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...

Subregions of Barbaresco

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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

  • Bartolo Mascarello Barbera d'Alba 2006

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    Second time trying this bottle and after a great performance the first time I'm finding it very closed and too acidic on this night. Maybe just a phase. The fruit on the nose is ripe strawberry. On the palate a little raspberry but very short. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Giacosa Bruno Dolcetto d'Alba 2005

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    The last bottle from my original case, this was bitter-sweet because the 2005 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto has long been my favorite Dolcetto. Deep, dark purple color. Floral nose backed with blackberry, fall leaves and a bit of citrus rind. On the palate a mix of blackberry jam with a sweet vanilla mid-palate and a cranberry finish that really keeps ... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Scanavino Barbaresco 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by drsint


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre 2010

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    Perhaps the greatest cooperative in the world. The consistant quality that this group puts out year after year fpr such an affordable price is astonishing. This wine can get you drinking good quality nebbiolo at a reasonable price with out having to wait 12-15 years for a Barolo. I am not suggesting this wine is of the caliper of a great Baro... Read More

    Wine review by hoovermarc


  • La Loggia Barbera d'Alba 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by junk5311


  • Barefoot Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon California 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by ywang


  • Michele Chiarlo 2003

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    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

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    No written review

    Wine review by bisitun


  • Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 1990

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    Can't afford to rate this wine. Read More

    Wine review by Gedskem


  • Punset Barbera d'Alba 2004

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    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


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