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...

  • Barbera

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Vermentino

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

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  • Ada Nada

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

  • Marchesi di Gresy

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

  • Adriano Marco e Vittorio

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

  • Sottimano

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

  • San Silvestro

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

  • Giordano

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

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • Barbaresco Vigneto Bordini. la Spinetta 2009


    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

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  • My favorite Oddero on the trip was actually a Barbaresco, but I would consider jumping into that pool.  Really great, unadorned traditional Barolo.  Speaking of the trip, I'm definitely going back in 2016, but I'm wondering if I can wait that long.So I bought a bunch of discounted wine recently--zins, PS, a cheap PN (wish me luck, but I have had... Read More

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  • Look what other people have stored for us, so we can have them now in their ... 1974 Barbaresco   |  3 in stock  |  $99.99 Oddero 1974 Barolo   |  3 in stock  |  $119.99 Oddero 2005 Barolo Vigna Rionda   |  1 in stock  |  $94.99 Oddero 2008 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione  |  12 in stock  |  $69.99 Oddero 2010 Barolo Some 2010 Barolos have been sh... Read More

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  • Dolcetto d'Alba Bruno Giacosa 2012


    Not a lot of character Read More

    Wine review by alissa8

  • Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba 2006


    Light with fruity flavors Read More

    Wine review by cerbland

  • Fratelli Revello Dolcetto d'Alba 2005


    (Past tasting 22 Feb 2014) Fruity and spicy nose, but diminished on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Barbaresco DOCG Cantine Volpi Fl. à Bei Ricardo. Chateau 1996


    (Past tasting 8 Apr 2013) Strong fruit flavors, sharp! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • This offer from Ian Cauble is looking pretty attractive, too... Winter has ... most respected non-Barolo/Barbaresco Nebbiolo vineyards in Piedmont, with a reputation for producing timeless wines with unique character.  This wine is also unique in Brovia’s nebbiolo pantheon in that it spends no time in oak barrels.  The combination of cooler cli... Read More

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  • Pier Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo 2001


    No written review

    Wine review by anchca

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