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...

  • 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...

  • Vermentino

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

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  • Produttori del Barbaresco

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

  • San Silvestro

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

  • Cantina Monti

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

  • Bruno Giacosa

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

  • Castello di Neive

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

  • Rizzi

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

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Am I correct in thinking that only BLM, Lucha and JD have not been outed yet as ... might've seen more of my Barbaresco discussions. Unless BLM did a little research dumpster diving, that is...  ; Read More

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  • Interesting group so far...3 x Barolo/Barbaresco2 x CdP2 x California 1 x California + Champagne1 x BC/ Canadian1 x Rioja1 x Brunello (could not read the other wine RCKR rec'd) Read More

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  • DV is wrong, I am not his Santa. Okay, I'm going to load my photos as ... as ... gift is a very nice Barbaresco; since his sister lives near me, maybe I can horn in for a glas Read More

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  • JD:  We'll all be eating squirrel, deer, and whatever we can get our ... one.)  Also Barolo and Barbaresco.  It was certainly not the first time I had eaten venison. It's a lot of work to get venison, rabbit, and other good game if you don't hunt and live in an area where hunting is not common.  If I want a rabbit, it's farm raised, has to be ... Read More

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  • Barbaresco Masseria Vietti Premier 2012

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    good balance of plummy fruits, spices and chocolate notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • G.d. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superior 2013

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    did not really like the harsh inky touches... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba 2015

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    rather harsh and cloying... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


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