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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  • Corvina

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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Vermentino

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

  • 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...

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  • Rizzi

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

  • Bruno Giacosa

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

  • Orlando Abrigo

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

  • Sottimano

    The Sottimano winery was founded in 1974 by Maggiore Sottimano; the first step was purchasing the...

  • Cà Nova

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

  • Azienda Agricola San Cristoforo di Angelo Sassi

    Azienda Agricola San Cristoforo is fortunate to be situated in one of the best locations in the r...

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • G.D. Vajra Dolcetto D' Alba 2014

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    very fruity an youngish - rather popular with casual drinkers Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Hey, I can thank JD on here for that Burg he left on my porch.  What a ... ... of 2011 Cascina Luisin Barbaresco Rabaja from LastBottle.  That was Saturday, I think. $35 per bottle. My SIWBM was pretty strict the last month, and I'm still winding back up.  I also bought four Jaffurs Petite Sirahs but those were for a friend, so I barely laid ... Read More

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  • Gaja Barbaresco Case of 6 Bottles 2011

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    Very approachable while young. Darker (blueberry, blackberry) fruits and young. It will be exciting to see the results in 20+yrs, when revisited after proper cellaring. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Started with the two champagnes, and white burgundies. The White Burgundy ... ... flavored red fruits, classic barbaresco, and I suppose I did get some enjoyment out of that. Too bad it wasn't under better circumstances.However, this Sauv Blanc? 79' White showed fresh as a daisy. Made for a real nice and interesting palate cleanser.&nbs Read More

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  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Vursu Vigneto Starderi 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Santa was generous this year wasn't he? You guys are better at this than I ... 2011 Agricola Rivella Silva Barbaresco - from LuchavinoGregT - 2005 Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea - from BostonLobsterManLucha - 2012 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige - from Really Big Read More

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  • Einaudi Dolcetto di Dogliani 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by ichudnow


  • G.D. Vajra Dolcetto D' Alba 2014

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    Tart and rich Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi Vursu 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Pretty good price allowing a bigger plunge--get this Gattinara while the ... ... Nebbiolo are from Barolo and Barbaresco within Piedmont, just a short drive north reveals stunning expressions of Nebbiolo for a fraction of the price. There are few better examples of this than today’s 2012 Podere dei Ginepri from the Nervi Winery in the Coste de... Read More

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