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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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Rizzi

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

  • Hilberg-Pasquero

    The Casa Pasquero Farm was founded in the early 20th century on a hilltop in Bricco Gatti. Follow...

  • Marchesi di Gresy

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

  • 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

  • I'll definitely agree the 2000 Margaux was in the early part of its peak, ... peak, ... to buy some 2011 Barbaresco and Barolo but wanting to sell off some things firs Read More

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  • Nebbiolo Al (Barolo & Barbaresco), while the getting is good there is greatness to be had at $50. Of course you could easily go to the $100-200+ range there as well.How about a 2004 Oddero Vigna Rionda?2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano?They should be approachable now, and age for as long as you'd like.  Read More

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  • La Ganghija Nebbiolo d'Alba 2013

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    Just what pure Nebbiolo should be about.Earthy, spicy and floral, with deep concentrated flavors, leather mint. long harmonius and good acid levels Read More

    Wine review by dlpugh


  • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2014

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    Wine review by Hilke71


  • Pertinace Barbera d'Alba 2012

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    My second bottle. Really hit the spot. I'm looking for more. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Okay, stopped at K&L to pick up those sherries I ordered, and the Barbaresco and Brunello and Priorat... and while I was there, I bit on that 2011 Barale Serraboella that Paul/Rckr was recommending.  I really liked that wine in Piemonte, which my notes reminded me of, so there it was at $30, and I bit.  Also picked up a 2008 Martinelli Gravel Le... Read More

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  • Funny thing is I was just looking at my notes from my trip to Piemonte in 2014 ... bought my month's max of Barbaresco (that Ugo Lequio Gallina--I love the wines from that vineyard) for the reasonable price of $32.  I'm planning my return trip in 2017, and I hope Barale is on the agenda.  Of course, there's a ton of others... check out GdP's F... Read More

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  • RICHARD - I agree with comments and Vietti is a good producer but also ... ... ... "SERRABOELLA" BARBARESCO IS VERY GOOD AND IS PRICED AT ABOUT $30.  WORTH CHECKING OUT FOR SURE.  A GOOD BAROLO THAT WON'T BREAK BANK ALSO THE 2011 G.D. VAJRA "ALBE" BAROLO AT ABOUT $35.  PAUL&nbs Read More

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  • Can we go back to the Nebbiolo discussion?  Those timelines were all ... ... money, esp when Barolo and Barbaresco got spendy and trendy.  Yes, some changes in the winemaking tamed the wines so you could drink them earlier, and riper grapes have moved things in that direction a bit as well, but the wines, particularly the traditionalist wines,... Read More

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  • Mjet - these days it's hard to think of a CA or WA Cab that will improve ... ago when you had to wait for Barbaresco or Bordeaux to soften and become palatable.And then as others have pointed out, five years is nothing. Many of the world's great wines aren't even released until five years after harvest anyway, and any decent CA Cab will be jus... Read More

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