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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Bruno Giacosa

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

  • Adriano Marco e Vittorio

    The “AZIENDA AGRICOLA ADRIANO MARCO e VITTORIO” farm is a family-run company, situated in the hea...

  • Marchesi di Gresy

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

  • Cà Nova

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

  • Ada Nada

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

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • Why are you drinking them so young? Read More

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  • You can send those few ounces my way if you have no other use for them.  Both of those Barbarescos look delicious.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2011 Barbaresco


  • Prepping this for tonight...having some neighbors over, some of which who love Nebbiolo, so should be interesting. Fox highly (double highly) recommended this wine from his trip to Piedmont last year, so this is also a bat signal for Foxall.I don't think I'll double decant this one...maybe pour off a couple ounces and let it sit open all day.   Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2011 Barbaresco


  • WB has a thread on this, why not us?Cracked my first one over the weekend, a Giorgio Pelissero Barbaresco Nubiola. While Pelissero has a couple more highly esteemed Barbaresco (Tulin, of which I have a few, and Venotu, of which I hope to get some), I enjoyed this wine, and picked the right time to open it as it was accessible enough for the casu... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Barolo & Barbaresco


  • Okay, I relate to passing on the Virginia swill, having been pretty unimpressed ... her new book on Barolo and Barbaresco (touted on here by our pal GdP) says Barboursville is one of two wineries outside Italy that can actually make good Nebbiolo. And if you ever want to dig your toes into the sands at the edge of the Finger Lakes, they make so... Read More

    Forum post in the topic vintage wine


  • "what besides cabs and chards have you tried lately"Don't know ... ... and Valtellina, i.e. non-Barbaresco/Barolo. Those are also interesting and in some cases pretty good.Not to hijack your thread but for me the most unusual is something that has very little acreage in CA.If anyone is interested, here are the grapes that constitute one percen... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Pio Cesare Barbera Barbera d'Alba 2010

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • Yeah - asparagus is really hard. You kind of want a white that has some herbal ... ... qualities, but so does Barbaresco/Barolo, or Burgundy, N. Rhone wines, etc. If you're going to do sparkling with that, I'd go for something with some real age on it. But first choice wouldn't be sparkling.To answer your question - there's no reason you can'... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Twist on surf and turf and...


  • Barbaresco Vigneto Bordini. la Spinetta 2009

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    2009. Dry and still young, but opened up after a few hours. Subtle flavours of blackberry and light mint/sage. Enjoyed it. Read More

    Wine review by Lenez


  • In the context of prices being demanded and met by so many over-hyped ... town of Barbaresco Barbaresco - not the ProduttoriWe have not ever exactly hidden our deep attachment to the wines of the Produttori del Barbaresco over the years (and in a couple of months we’ll have a giant collection of those wines for sale). Nonetheless it’s useful an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


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