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...

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  • Marchesi di Gresy

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

  • Dante Rivetti

    The roots of four generations of the Rivetti family run deep into the hills which overlook Neive ...

  • Giordano

    The Family Business: Our History The Giordano family has been producing wine in Valle Talloria...

  • Orlando Abrigo

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

  • Castello di Neive

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

  • Cantina Monti

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

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • 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


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy, Barolo Dinner at...


  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Vursu Vigneto Starderi 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


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