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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  • 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...

  • Vermentino

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

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • 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...

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  • Marchesi di Gresy

    Alberto di Grésy was born in Milan on June 1, 1952, where he completed his studies and graduated ...

  • Orlando Abrigo

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

  • Roagna

    The roots The Nebbiolo grape, deep-rooted since ancient times in the gentle slopes of the Langhe ...

  • Produttori del Barbaresco

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

  • Cà Nova

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

  • Cantina del Pino

    "This land has been in my family for generations and these vineyards are some of the best in Barb...

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • Moccagatta Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba 2011

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    Very clean Read More

    Wine review by bbrown032


  • Italy has a huge number of "native" grape varieties, mostly because ... forms.  Nebbiolo from Barbaresco and Barolo are easy enough to find, but from Ghemme and Valtellina, not so much.  (Shame, since Ghemme is less expensive and more approachable--in Italy, anyway.) Chianti and Montalcino are well known over here, but there are many areas pro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian grape varieties


  • Thanks all! As always, you guys never disappoint! What do you think about ... of the differences. Barbera, Barbaresco, Brunello, etc....all stuff I have at home but have yet to really explore. So it's all still pretty new to me.I'm guessing this is not the case for most of you guys, but I will probably return to this post as I explore some of ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian grape varieties


  • The one Grillo I've had was from Fruili...the most acidic wine I've ... ever had.Nebbiolo (Barolo, Barbaresco, etc.) tends to hold the most intrigue for me, though it's a wild wine. Similar to Burgundy, Baroli and Barbaresco can be hard to know when to drink. Was lucky enough to have a '97 Aldo Conterno Colonnello that was in a great place the... Read More

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  • Barbera d'Alba. Pio Cesare 2011

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    =2011 Portacomaro. Supposedly low in tanins & a good "house wine". Read More

    Wine review by MrsVolovar


  • Ferdinando Principiano Barbera d'Alba Laura 2010

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    £14.312011Bit dissapointing . Left it to wait a while but didnt particularly improve. Not the depth that you'd hope for. Just not very exciting. Read More

    Wine review by RichAd


  • Michele Chiarlo 2005

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    Very Good wine for this price range1 Read More

    Wine review by hatecrew


  • Guasti Clemente Figli & Barbaresco 1978

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    £23.762007Address Via 4 Novembre 80 14049 Nizza Monferrato, Asti Phone +39 0141 721350 Read More

    Wine review by RichAd


  • Yes, Italian wines are great fall wines Jennifert. Barbaresco is one of my favorites!  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whip it out!!


  • Burlotto G.B. Dolcetto d'Alba 2009

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    This is a bit reticent on the nose with a dusty mineral character and gentle herbal suggestions floating above the taut blackberry fruit. In the mouth this has laser focus for Dolcetto, with the acidity corralling the fruit and driving the black, lightly spicy fruit into a long finish that shows a gentle herbal top note on the finale. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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