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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  • Everyone has a favorite "just for fun wine"--one that you drink because it just tastes good. These fun wines are great to fall back on for parties or just enjoying at the end of the day. I had a great "fun" wine this weekend from Debonne Vineyards (Madison, OH) , Razzberry Riesling. The Raspberry brought out the flavors of the Riesling nicely an... Read More

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  • James Judd & Son Estate Paso Robles Malbec Petite Verdot 2004

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    I tried this wine at the New York wine show. It was my favorite wine - a great ... a terrific Tempranillo and Barbera but under a different label - A Cellar Full of Noise. These are my favorite wines from Paso Roble Read More

    Wine review by Larry A


  • Fiorenzo Nada Nebbiolo Blend Langhe DOC Seifile 2003

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    Awesome, one of Bruno Nada's best Seifile's ever....snap it up if you get the chance, 80% Barbera, 20% Nebbiolo. Class in a glass!! Read More

    Wine review by Volpieluva


  • Big House Wine Company Big House Red 2005

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    Wine review by bmlarson


  • Michele Chiarlo 2007

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    Fruity, strawberry, round, hint of cherry sweetness Read More

    Wine review by archtop67


  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2008

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    Wine review by Figaro85


  • Just enjoyed my first tastings of a South African Durif (can't recall the label) and a Wild Hog Dolcetto. I thought they were awesome! Any suggestions of some of your favorites would be apprciated.  Read More

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  • Domenico Clerico Barbera d'Alba Trevigne 2001

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    Wine review by awitt82


  • Two Winemakers, One Texas Winery and Two Texas Wines: Torre di Pietra Blanc Du ... here and I think that the Barbera likely says it best; fruit rich, crisp and not highly tannic.The wines I tasted were made by the conjoined efforts of Ken Maxwell, Texas winery owner and winemaker at Torre di Pietra Winery, and consulting winemaker and grape gr... Read More

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  • St. Amant Winery Barbera Lodi 2008

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    Rich, heavy, but with a certain brightness. Brilliant garnet color, not inky but clear. Nose: plums, blackberries, cedar, allspice, moss. Palate: Intense, clear plummy fruit with woody overtones. Heavy but balanced because acidity is fruit-driven rather than sharp. Finish: Very long, with fruit, well-integrated tannins, iron shavings. This is th... Read More

    Wine review by boris8


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