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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  • Elio Perrone Barbera d'Asti Tasmorcan 2008

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    I do like this wine, well made effort on the wine makers part. There is no ... no mistaking, thatthis is a Barbera. Nice tangy fruit, with dry finish. Braised meats would work well withthis wine, maybe pasta with meat sauc Read More

    Wine review by vinomatic


  • Produttori de Govone Barbera d'Alba 2008

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    light to medium body, with bright red cherries and strawberries, good acidity and balance. Good Value. Read More

    Wine review by edub


  • Martilde Oltrepò Pavese la Strega la Gazza E Il Pioppo 1998

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    Is always a pleasure drink one of Martilde wines.Well done Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Fontanafredda Langhe Barbera & Nebbiolo Eremo 2005

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    Deep garnet colour.Long enough smell of spices and cherries.Long taste with ... taste. Good compromise of Barbera and Nebbiolo taste. Still nervous with enough fruit to compensate. Very satisfying, without a Piemonte's pricin Read More

    Wine review by jabedard


  • I know, of course, that in Campania only one vulcano is very famous in the world and it is Vesuvius, the small giant on the bay of Naples.It is great, and great are the wines made by its grapes: Lacryma Christi, first of all, but also Catalanesca (not yet famous, but . . . .wait !).Anyhow, now I would like to talk about a different and less fam... Read More

    Forum post in the topic by Trabucco: great Falerno


  • Zucca Mountain Vineyards Barbera Calaveras County 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by bakerbecky


  • I have been spoiled, living in the throes of one of the world's famous wine ... ... Sangiovese (peppery), Barbera (smokey), and Tempranillo (spicy currants).. I would love to hear non-California recommendations on these.And finally the French Bordeaux.... any recommendations appreciated.Thanks! Whatever is recommended, I will try to procure... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Help me think outside... by 87843napagirl68 87843 napagirl68


  • Zerba Cellars Red Blend Walla Walla Valley Wild Z 2006

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    An excellent wine, rich in fruit, well-balanced, and a finish to die for! An absolute bargain at under $20. A double platinum winner in the PNW magazine, it's becoming more scarce on the shelves. Find it, Buy it! Read More

    Wine review by Polyguy 78


  • Guerila Vipava Valley Cuba 2007

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    Intense pomegranate-red with a shade of ruby. Typical varietal characteristics. The nose and palate expressions of blackberry, cacao, roasted coffee. Full-bodied wine with a long aftertaste and right freshness. Read More

    Wine review by BPetric


  • F.lli Barale Barbera d'Alba Vigna Castellero 2006

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    Wine review by dista23


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