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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  • Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Livermore Valley Southern Hills 2007


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  • Barbera d'Alba Ruvei Marchese di Barolo 2006


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  • Sandrone Barbera d'Alba I72 2007


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    Wine review by Halthen

  • Oddero Barbera di Alba 2006


    Iodine and iron on the nose - very metallic, yet rustic. Rich and well balanced. Good acidity, and worked well with braised steak, but not too searing. Nice flavors of black cherry. Surprisingly complex and brooding for a wine of this price. Recommended Read More

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  • My wife and I are celebrating our 30th Anniversary and are inviting 12 friends. There will be a diverse wine interests. What reds and whites would have an overall appeal in the $20 range. Read More

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  • Icardi Barbera d'Asti Tabarin Barbera d'Asti 2006


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  • I am hoping someone with some pairing knowledge can help me. for Valentines day, I am making a nice, intimate dinner... I have pairings for the appetizer and dessert... but I am looking for a main dish pairing..I am basically making a bone-in pork chop, which I dredge in semolina flour (vs regular, cause I like the slight crust) and totally dr... Read More

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  • Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vignavillej 2007


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