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...

  • 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,...

  • Vermentino

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

  • 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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  • Castello di Neive

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

  • Adriano Marco e Vittorio

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

  • Dante Rivetti

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

  • Rizzi

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

  • Marchesi di Gresy

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

  • 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

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

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    Nice fruit as well as mineral, floral, spice and herbal notes. Still young, tannins should soften with time. Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • G.d. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2011

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    Nicely balanced. Slightly savory. Floral and spice notes. Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Renato Ratti Dolcetto d'Alba Colomb㨠2012

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    Dried cherry, cherry candy and yet savory. Olive brine. Cola. Still young Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • So dmcker, that might be a good one for another thread:  What goes best ... good selection of Barolo and Barbaresc Read More

    Forum post in the topic Mature Wines


  • Painful to watch Brian! Hopefully some better wines are coming your way...well, ... ... than Burgundy (+Barolo, Barbaresco, for that matter). On that vein of Bourgogne, this makes for a nice Bourgogne Rouge equivalent coming out of Washington's vast Columbia Valley.The nose is pleasant, and somewhat expressive, showing some earth, violet, purp... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • The Scherrers respond personally to every email I send them.  They are ... ... at Cascina delle Rosa in Barbaresco came home from church on a Sunday and opened the doors to us-- in a lifetime of wine experiences, I will have a hard time matching that one, probably 30 wines, including one they are testing--they really wanted our opinions.  I co... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Are Winemakers All Just the...


  • What's the price on those Brovia Garblet Sue bottles?  I think I need ... in my mine even now are the Barbaresco from Oddero, the Garblet Sue from Brovia, the Tre Stelle Barbaresco from Cascina della Rosa, the Monvigliero from Burlotto, and that Fennochio.  Absolutely the Tre Tine from G. Rinaldi, everything from G. Conterno, the Monprivato an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Barbaresco Sori Paitin Paitin 95ag 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • You can search past Forum threads for examples of differing wine approaches to ... ... of the Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo from the Piedmont in Italy, or also consider a Marques de Riscal Reserva tempranillo from Rioja in Spain. If you want to cover your bets you could do half each. Pinot noir is just so pricey these days--plus m... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! Suggestions...


  • Have a great $18 bold red for you...Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo...vintage 2010, 11, or 12 will work.Cheers,-JD Read More

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