Barbera

Common synonyms: Besgano, Barbera e Raspo, Lombardesca, Perricone, Gaietto, Ughetta, Pignatello, Barberone

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Piedmont, Italy
 
History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fourth most planted grape in all of Italy. 7th century Lombard historian, Paul the Deacon, wrote that the Lombard troops defeated the Franks at the Battle of Refrancore after getting them schnoggered on the local wine, which was likely Barbera. The jugs had been scattered all over the field and the Franks willingly drank from them, and lost their coordination. 13th century documents from the Casale Monferrato have details of leasing agreements for vineyards planted with “de bons vitibus barbexinis,” which is Barbera. In 1798 Count Novolune, the deputy director of the agrarian society of Turin, named Barbera as one of the grapes in his list of “Vitis vinifera Montisferratensis,” the grapes surrounding Read more »

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  • Grenache as Garnacha and Cabernet are blended in Priorat in some of the top ... a friend served and it had Barbera and Cab--also new to me.  It was really good. Ruby Cabernet was a hybrid created at Davis, yes?  Cab and carignane, mostly used in bulk wines.  I think the idea was to get Cab's good traits and Carignane's ability to grow just abo... Read More

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  • It's interesting, Jon, that Ruby Cabernet seems to be grown a lot in BC. ... Reserva Real (blended with Barbera Read More

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  • Hey guys!  Two Wines, a red blend and a white blend. I own the ... ... 20% RUBY CABERNET | 10% BARBERA   Please email me for more information!  Elliott@suttonandtaylor.c Read More

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  • Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva 2010

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    Not your fathers Rioja. Brick red in the glass with lots of red fruit on the ... Simple wine, reminds me of a Barber Read More

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  • MEXICO!Pavo Real Wines are cultivated in Valle De Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico. A plentiful and exceptional Viticulture region, wines have been cultivated in Mexico since the Spanish first arrived in the 16th century. Until now, these wines have been enjoyed within the Mexican borders. Blended by MS Ian Cauble and Imported Directly into the United St... Read More

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  • If you can include French, you can get your distributor's rep to bring some ... bases, but Montevino's Barbera is an easy-to-source wine that can retail for $10-12 easily.  For a little more, their Terra d'Oro wines are a little better, and still in the ballpark of $20.  Bokisch makes good Iberian-style wines, as does Pierce Ranch, and they are... Read More

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  • Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More

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  • "Pinotage despite the name and heritage  is NOTHING like Pinot ... ... thread reminded me of some Barbera that needs to be disposed of, so that's what I'm off to.&nbs Read More

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  • Great story, JD!VV, here's how it usually works, as people who have been ... Crianzas, my Friday pinots, Barbera, Dolcetto, Chianti, lower end Zin, Cotes du Rhone, etcetera.  If I'm planning on something nice, I might bring it into the house and put it in the tower, but it keeps cooler in the basement, even when it was a passive, quarter of th... Read More

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  • Buehler is a pretty good deal.  Recently had a bunch of it for around $15 ... list.  I needed some Barbera, so that was a rebuy of Altitude 2401 from Perry Creek, up in the Sierra Foothills.  Keeping up with the non-major reds from California, a Garnacha from Bokisch to have with some arroz con pollo later this week. Last night we had an inter... Read More

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  • Just bought an Umberto Fiore Barbera D'Alba 2003. The wine store owner is a friend and said if it was no good he would replace it with another wine. Does anyone have a comment on this vineyard and vintage?

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  • strange vine i've tasted tenutta careta , it needs at least one day after the opening to taste all flavors it can give.

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  • oh sorry i forgot to mention the fantastic barbera`s from my friend gianni abrigo from treiso loreto and mervisano

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  • barbera what a memories as a little boy growing up in piedmont,remember my granpa drinking barbera and playing boccie,that were the seventies many thing are changed in better barbara long time ago was a very cheap and modest wine then all sudden the mitical giacomo bologna ACTUALLY HE STARTED bottling barbera in 1961 when everybody sold barbera ...

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  • exelant barbera ansisia 2003

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  • Styxdvr: Try Boeger Barbera from the Sierra Foothills, a much underated AVA. The area has many microclimate that are excellent for growing many varietals.

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  • In reply to thewineattic on California barberas, the only domestic barbera I've found that I like is from Sunset Cellars: http://www.sunsetcellars.com/Barbera.html My favorite barberas are from Bruno Giacosa and the Andrea Oberto Barbera d'Alba Giada. The 2005 Giada is amazing, although it needs a good hour to breathe. I have not tried ...

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