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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  • Ruby Hill Grapeful Red 2007


    Decent blend of 50% Zinfandel, 33% Petite Sirah, and 17% Barbera. Heavy aromas of red fruit and candy. Smooth tannin structure and good acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Heathen83

  • Hello everyone,I wanted to take a moment to introduce my new blog, The V.I.P. Table. Don't worry, this will not interfere with my articles here at snooth, instead, it will give me an outlet to share more of the tidbits, items that aren't big snooth article material or my impressions on a wine or restaurant. I'll be sure to include recipes alon... Read More

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  • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera Barbera del Monferrato Maràia 2007


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    Wine review by newyorkwineguy

  • Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato 2006


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    Wine review by Michael759

  • Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Livermore Valley Southern Hills 2007


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    Wine review by jaymerivard

  • Barbera d'Alba Ruvei Marchese di Barolo 2006


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    Wine review by allison235

  • Hello All,I am happy I found Snooth. Living in the Central Valley, just south of Lodi and west of the foothills. I recently have gained Employment with one of the larger Wine producing businesses in the USA, located not far from my home. I work in the Bottling area and Love it. We bottle a wide selection ranging from a Value Bag in the Box to a ... Read More

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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

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James

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