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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  • Tamás Estates Red Blend Central Coast Double Decker Red 2008


    It's semi sweet, semi dry, but loaded with flavor that hits you like a mack truck. It's a semi truck wine! Read More

    Wine review by sethbaby

  • Pico Maccario Barbera d'Asti Lavignone 2006


    Medium red, on the way to brown in my case (bad light maybe?)Smell; Candyish, ... Norway. All in all, a solid Barbera win Read More

    Wine review by JIKvig

  • Sangue di Giuda Paradiso Verdi 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by Giorgio

  • Coppo Barbera d'Asti 2004


    Light and a great bouquet. Lots of flavors to pick up especially in the nose. Read More

    Wine review by basilwino

  • Pertinace Barbera d'Alba 2005


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    Wine review by cruane

  • Michele Chiarlo 2006


    This wine is so delicious and very hard to find. I first tried this wine at a restaurant in Houston and then again recently at another restaurant, Zio's on Bay Area Blvd. in Clear Lake, Tx. I just can't get over the fact that this wine leaves no after taste... very clean and refreshing sweet taste...I love it! Read More

    Wine review by InspireMe

  • I would just like to know if you have tasted Slovenian (Slovene) wines, what you thought about them.Which you've tasted and any opinions you may have regarding Slovenian (Slovene) wines.You may also ask questions about Slovenian (Slovene) wines and if I know the anwser I'd gladly reply. Read More

    Forum post in the topic wines of Slovenia

  • Greg et al,Can you recommend some producers who make traditional/quality Barbera, Freisa, and Dolcetto?Thanks Read More

    Forum post in the topic Seeking recs for traditional...

  • So a question in one of these threads, or perhaps in a comments thread on one ... an argument coming there!3 - Barbera - Much like Sangiovese, Barbera just fits the foods I tend to eat. Sangiovese, in all its permutations tends to be much more widely available but I do love the Barbera flavor profile.A sentimental favorite, actually two, are t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your favorite grape(s)

  • Hey everyone, I have always thought this blend would have potential, but with very few exceptions, I have never seen this blend pop up. Do you think the grapes are too powerful and wouldn't blend well? The only wine I have seen without completely tearing apart every decent wine holding near me is from Cline. I still don't see it often, and I ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zin/Syrah blends?

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