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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  • Sottimano

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

  • Dante Rivetti

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

  • 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...

  • Bruno Giacosa

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

  • Cà Nova

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

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  • Haven't listened to that album, so thanks. Remember him having Dylan on his ... ... to a storm, was drinking Barbaresco rather than champers. Plenty of that in the cooler, though, so can bust it out over the next few days because it looks like the remembering will continue for a bit... A view of the music and intellectual world back in those da... Read More

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  • Agreed on Riserva, and non-Riserva. I'm not really as interested in the ... ... - Supposedly he makes a Barbaresco Riserva, though I'd have to look more in to where the grapes are coming from (i.e. a blend, or the best blocks of Pajore...again, Tim would know)The Southern exposures do indeed sound like a traditional example of where the Barol... Read More

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  • Batasiolo Dolcetto D' Alba DOC 2008

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  • Something to digest: When one thinks of Barbaresco the names that most readily come to mind are Gaja and Giacosa. These producers have in many ways shaped how we've come to understand this sometimes inscrutable corner of Piedmonte. For years however, those in the know have been whispering the name of another producer who belongs among the top ec... Read More

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  • The place was packed on a Wednesday after noon as soon as the 5 o'clock ... the prices on the Barolo and Barbaresco seemed pretty fair--perhaps the delle Rose was higher than I expected, but Garblet Sue was definitely less, as was Monvigliero, than I have seen out here, when I can even find them. When shipping from elsewhere is factored in, it... Read More

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  • And there's vintage, and winemaking style (the barrique idea was to make ... ... delle Rose Tre Stelle Barbaresco, Burlotto, Cogno, and just about all my favorites.  Oh, bo Read More

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  • I don't know, in 2014 the 2010 Burlotto Monvig already was great, but it ... weekend and open a Gallina Barbaresco from Ugo Lequi Read More

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  • Yes, I do have a mind to buy more back vintages of things, though there is also ... along with 2011 and 2008 Cru Barbaresco, and some 2010's to Read More

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  • Interestingly enough, was an offer from our friend Ian Cauble that falls right ... ... lovers of Barolo and Barbaresco—have never enjoyed a single bottle of Lessona. Off the top of my head, I can name only three Lessona producers whose wines are imported into the US. The Clerico family produces less than 500 cases of wine each year, and less ... Read More

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  • Yes, you sure know how to hit the low hanging fruit! I suppose we could do ... do ... close to Barolo/Barbaresco, blending is allowed, so most are not mono varietal nebbiolo.Also finding Nebbiolo changes drastically even over a few Km's. Fox, hope you have a back up plan!&nbs Read More

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