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...

  • Corvina

    History of the grape: There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus,...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Vermentino

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

Subregions of Barbaresco

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  • Castello di Neive

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

  • 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 ...

  • Cantina Monti

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

  • Ada Nada

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

  • 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

  • Albino Rocca Barbera d'Alba Gepin 2010

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    inky and spicy... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Le Ginestre Barbera d'Alba 2012

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    Excellent wine. My husband and I traveled to the vineyard/winery and tasted and purchased this wine. It was a robust, aromatic red wine. We have searched for the past 3 years since returning from living in Germany to find this wine in the US to no avail. Read More

    Wine review by jartiste


  • Okay, no Sherry or Rioja.  This hit my inbox:Had to check CT to see what I ... of Nebbiolo (all Barolo or Barbaresco) in the inventory.  Tied with Cab, PN, Sangio and trailing only Syrah.  How did that happen?Pretty good bet I'll be drinking these into my 70s. Plan for future happiness, I always say.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Musso Barbaresco Pora Italy Premier 2012

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    fruity and spicy, with some structure Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • "Why do people buy current release wines, mostly Cali cabs and Bordeaux, ... I think you can add Barolo/Barbaresco to the list of wines where newly released infants are far more expensive than properly aged and ready-to-drink bottles.OT, if you know what to look for (like, for example, ex-chateau!) there are definitely opportunities to get hea... Read More

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  • Welcome Ellen, nice first post (a big rarity around here at Snooth).I've ... (Chianti, Piedmont/Barolo or Barbaresco, or traditional Rioja for example) tend to be squarely on the savory side. Some of the wines may be very expensive such as a Gaja single vineyard Barbaresco, retails around $300. Saw one in a friend's cellar recently and asked i... Read More

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  • Fox, I was referring to $30 as being inexpensive for Barolo, hence the paucity ... ... book on Barolo and Barbaresco to my amazon wish list, looks like it will make a nice Christmas gift. I know I've mentioned this in the past, I worked a wine event here in Charlotte a few years ago and helped pour the 1000 pt tasting. Ten wines rated 100 pts... Read More

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  • VV, I'm a cheapskate, so I don't think of $30 as inexpensive... except ... ... and some of the better Barbaresco.  That was a LastBottle offering.  I think farther up the thread, I mentioned another one of their offerings for 2011 Cascina Luisin Barbaresco Rabaja. My other source for Barolo deals has been WTSO.com. They have sold the '10 and ... Read More

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  • A couple of ways to look at this pre-Christmas offer:1) why spend any money on ... ... your own Produttori del Barbaresco verticals that'd knock the socks off the Valkyrie serving wenches pouring at the tables in Valhalla.  Barbaresco from the Big CellarThese wines are from a favorite cellar in Piedmont. Having sampled many bottles from the s... Read More

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  • Thanks for the warm welcome! First question: favourite producers is a muddy ... ... an MW.)6. Italy: Barolo, Barbaresco, Etna Rosso, there can be no end to this line. Has anyone heard of this relatively new producer called "Raineri"? Their Monserra Barolo is quite stellar if you like the new world treatment for your Nebbiolo!7. Mexico: Casa Va... Read More

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