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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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Vermentino

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

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  • Hilberg-Pasquero

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

  • Produttori del Barbaresco

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

  • Bruno Giacosa

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

  • Rizzi

    The company was set up in 1974 by Ernesto Dellapiana on his family’s nineteenth century estate. H...

  • Cantina Monti

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

  • San Silvestro

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

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • The Romirasco was excellent to say the least, power, balance, and some elegance.The Burlotto was also very nice, so distinctive as GdP says, and I'm glad I opened it, my only bottle to see its potential. The most elegant, feminine Barolo I've tasted, but this still had structure.  Read More

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  • Have enjoyed several versions over the years, but I always go back to the ... ... CA pinot], nebbiolo [barolo/barbaresco] or tempranillo  [rioja]) and even the likes of sherry and port. Perhaps most often in that sauce have it either with pasta, or serve it as an accompanying side dish to cross-sliced steak malagasy (green and pink pepper and ... Read More

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  • Massimo Rivetti Barbaresco Serraboella 2005


    This wine is a deep ruby in the glass with great clarity. The nose is very ...-barbaresco-riserva.htm Read More

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  • Actually, we had rose, too, from Campuget, last night.  It was somewhere ... where at least one TJ's Barbaresco/Barolo was made, and it was very impressive.. Read More

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  • My own preference would be for Maggiore, Como, or Garda, where the water at the ... the ... Prosecco, Barolo or Barbaresco very far to get it there.&nbs Read More

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  • Some of the Barolos have that profile as well.  I found it was common ... ... Barolos (and Gattinaras and Barbarescos) we drank--Jamie purchased a bunch--had faded so much that what you describe as the iodine flavor had become pretty overwhelming.  I really love Nebbiolo based wine--I think I can say that with some assurance after going with G... Read More

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  • I'd store them as well but that soil is mineral rich and the gamy, savory note will always remain, though time will reveal such lovely fruit and roses. The Fenoccio is a more complex wine, with a notable degree of the aromatics coming from the ageing regimen. Both great wines! Read More

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  • If you store those delle Rosas, I'll take them off your hands when I see you next.  Unless you want to be a scientist about it and keep them to see how they develop.  Read More

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  • Thanks for the thoughts Greg, I had suspected the wine would always be gamy, ... offputting presence in two Barbaresco now and have not really encountered it in Barolo.&nbs Read More

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  • I liked the Fenocchio a lot more than the delle Rose which is great as I have about two+ cases of mixed Fenocchio (while looking to add more) and just a few more dR. It was the blood, iodine, and iron notes that turned me off on the delle Rose. That '99 Rabaja we had at my house had a similar effect but it seemed even more pronounced in the dR. ... Read More

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