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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  • Roberto Ferraris Barbera Barbera d'Asti Nobbio 2008


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    Wine review by MillsandJills

  • Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera d'Alba 2006


    This is an absolutely superb wine. Everything you would expect from a very well made wine in this region. Nice grassy nose, excellent minerality and an attack on the back palate that is almost addictive. I will be stocking up on this one for sure. Read More

    Wine review by Fenderbaum

  • Hi. I just joined this web-site tonight and I think I am going to like it! I love learning about wine, what I like and even what I don't. In wine tasting I have learned that my tastes usally are more than what my pocket book can afford. Any suggestions on bigger reds in the $15 to $20 range? Read More

    Forum post in the topic New to snooth!!

  • Michele Chiarlo 2006


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    Wine review by scooter12

  • Montevina Winery Pinot Grigio 2008


    Some peach and apple at the start, from nose through beginning of taste, the ... ... hints. [The Montevina Barbera wins me as the best of their varietals so far, having tried the Cab and Syrah earlier Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P

  • Cascina Zerbetta Barbera del Monferrato 2007


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    Wine review by SmokeJumper

  • Barbera d'Asti DOC Pomorosso 2006


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    Wine review by Rolando2012

  • Elio Perrone Barbera d'Asti Grivò 2005


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    Wine review by bovs00

  • Adanti Rosso d'Arquata 1988


    This smells like an old Cabernet based wine, in fact if I had to guess I would say from California. It has lots of tobacco notes with a touch of salame, tomato leaf, and the sweetness of maderization. On the palate its nicely constructed with refreshing acids and a touch of tannin, though it is beginning to dry out on the finish. The fruit remai... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Michele Chiarlo 2004


    Just love it!! :-) Read More

    Wine review by wilscola

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